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Culture and heritage

Early settlers found the Black Box tree had limited value as sawn timber and harvesting was limited. Today fine old trees survive, with much of the habitat still intact. Visitors may discover scar trees and oven mounds left by Aboriginal people who hunted here, and by settlers seeking materials for shelter.

The Dairy Track is a reminder of farmers who travelled this track to deliver fresh cream to the Appin dairies, while wild oats and other weeds suggest that the Red Plain was once used for cropping.

Stands of non-indigenous eucalypts and other trees planted in 1950 (experimental plantation) and in 1972 (to enhance the entrance) are a notable feature at the main entrance and picnic area.