Badu Mangrove boardwalk

Experience the largest stand of Grey Mangrove in Sydney.

Boardwalk winding through Badu Mangroves
Opening hours

Daily - Sunrise to Sunset


Car park P10F on Bicentennial Drive.

Time restrictions may apply. Limited parking so arrive early!

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Things to do

Relax and unwind as you stroll the winding boardwalk in Bicentennial Park.

Discover the surviving riverside wetlands that shelter colourful waterbirds while exploring the largest mangrove forest remaining on the Parramatta River.

The Boardwalk is a series of low-impact walkways within the 65 hectare Badu Mangrove, which are located between the southern shore of Homebush Bay and Bicentennial Park.

The Badu Mangrove contains the largest stands of Mangrove Forest (protected estuarine vegetation) and Coastal Saltmarsh (endangered ecological community), and is part of the largest remaining intertidal wetland on the Parramatta River, home to a wide array of flora and fauna.

The Badu Mangrove Boardwalk won Project of the Year in the Environment category at the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue’s inaugural Boomtown! awards - it was also a shortlisted finalist for the overall Project of the Year.

block Dogs and cycling are not permitted on the Badu Mangrove boardwalk

Muru Nanga Mai - The Dreaming Track

Experience the ‘Dreaming Track’ poem as you walk along the Badu Mangrove boardwalk

Muru nanga mai, the ‘Dreaming Track’, by Lorna Munro, fresh water Wiradjuri poet, and Dharawal interpretation by Shannon Foster, saltwater D’harawal Elder.

“The Dreaming Track was written to honour the Sydney languages and to pay respect to the 29 clans that descend from this unceded land and pay my respects to their ongoing survival.” Lorna Munro.

“This poem becomes a conversation between saltwater and freshwater that you can eaves drop in on. A conversation that speaks to a Sydney not many people alive today would recognise” Lorna Munro.

You can experience the poem walking along the mangrove boardwalk in Bicentennial Park. The poem is inscribed in panels along the boardwalk, with “each panel being carefully curated to speak to the space around them, to help people take in what is important in the place.” Shannon Foster.

“We are just conduits to tell this story. It’s really about being able to listen. Listen to Country” Lorna Munro.

This video brings the poem to life. View below or next time you’re visiting the Park, scan the QR code signposted on the boardwalk to view or listen to this video along your walk.

These recordings have been written, recorded and produced by Lorna Munro and proudly supported by Sydney Olympic Park Authority and The Red Room Company.