Summary: One of the last trig stations constructed in Sydney's north, Djarra Trig in still in fairly good condition despite being damaged by bushfires.

The Djarra Trig was formerly on the grounds of the University of NSW (UNSW) Field Studies Centre until it was destroyed by a bushfire and the land amalgamated into Muogamarra Nature Reserve. The trig has a traditional stone cairn and the mast and vane are intact, although damaged by bushfire. The Djarra trig was one of the last four consructed in Sydney’s north in 1883 by Thomas Swannell, a piling overseer in the Department of Lands (the others being Millicent, Vize and Lloyd).

Getting to Djarra Trig

The trig station is within Muogamarra Reserve, and public access is restricted – permission is required from NPWS, but there are guided bushwalks you can join (fee applies) which run once or twice per year. To reach the trig, follow the Djarra Crossing Trail from the end of Glendale Road.

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Djarra Trig in Muogamarra Reserve

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