The place known as “Currawong” is located on the western foreshores of Pittwater, between Coasters Retreat (The Basin) and Great Mackeral Beach. It is surrounded by Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and its only access is from the water.
For more details on the heritage and history of Currawong you may contact Pittwater Council's Local Studies Librarian at Mona Vale Library, 1 Park Street Mona Vale. The local studies section of the library has archival material including photos of Currawong.
Currawong Sale Finalised
Pittwater Council announced that the sale of Currawong to the NSW Government was finalised, Friday 8 April 2011. With the finalisation of the sale, an historic agreement between the Council and the government to create a new state park has been confirmed.
Mayor Harvey Rose said that six months of bipartisan negotiations between the government and the Council will result in Currawong and other key reserves forming Pittwater State Park. Mayor Rose hailed the sale of Currawong as ‘a great day for the people of Pittwater and New South Wales.’ Mackerel Beach Reserve which adjoins Currawong, Pittwater Park at Palm Beach and its ferry wharf, Governor Phillip Park at Palm Beach, Barrenjoey Beach, North Palm Beach and McKay Reserve will also become part of the Pittwater State Park.
State parks provide camping and caravan sites, bungalows and cabins, plus a range of recreational activities such as picnicking, bushwalking, swimming and watersports, cycling and fishing.