National Parks and Reserves, Natural Attractions


The Urana Aquatic Centre is a man made lake developed on the original site of the town’s water supply reservoir perfect for water skiing, fishing, bird watching and just about any other water activity you can think of.

With the play equipment and five kilometre round walking trail there is plenty to do for the whole family.

With the NSW DPI regularly restocking the native fish in the Aquatic Centre there is always a supply of Murray Cod and Golden Perch to be caught.

The adjacent Lake Urana Nature Reserve created in 1996 is an ideal spot for those interested in exploring the local flora and fauna with an abundance of native birds including red-rumped parrot, brown treecreeper, striated pardalote, spiny-cheeked honeyeater, striped honeyeater, the regionally uncommon grey-crowned babbler and when the lake is flooded waterbirds flock to the area.

For those native plant enthusiasts the nature reserve supports a woodland of yellow box and white cypress pine, red gumtrees and over 70 recorded species of grasses and herbs. Following floods, a number of grasses and short lived herbs such as weeping love grass, sneezeweed, sedge and yellow buttons establish on the lake bed.