Discover Long Reef

Welcome to the Long Reef Aquatic Reserve and Wildlife Protected Area. It is valued for it’s variety of protected marine plants and animals. The Greenlink Walk around the headland provides superb coastal views and takes you through the newly declared Wildlife Protected Area. Please look through this website and enjoy the spirit of Long Reef.

Long Reef Birdlife

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Long Reef’s Headland grasslands and Rock Platform plays host to a wide variety of bird life.

Dangerous Marine Animals

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Octopuses, together with squid and cuttlefish are highly intelligent predatory molluscs, and one of the largest and most complex invertebrates.

Unusual Sightings

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Click here for some unusual sightings on Long Reef

Conservation Articles

How you can help

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Become a Wildlife Reporter and help promote Marine Wildlife conservation.

Themeda Coastal Grasslands

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Long Reef headland contains Warringah's only example of native grassland vegetation occurring on clay soils.

Grasslands Restoration Project

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The Long Reef headland was covered with the weed, Bitou bush – a native of South America.

Little Penguins

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Click here for a slideshow on Little Penguins

Social links

Using art as a bridge between todays “Coastal …

Reefcare Long Reef Peter Miller’s photos on Google+

History Articles

Spirit of Long Reef

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The Long Reef spirits are very nurturing, as they care for the whole Long Reef ecosystem and everything that enters into the environment. But they cannot do it by themselves as they need help from the spirit of all those that visit this beautiful place.

Marine Fossils

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In 1986 Australian Museum experts uncovered the fossilized bones of a Labyrinthodont amphibian on Long Reef.

Ship Wrecks

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Bill, a local fishing identity, remembers back in the mid 1940s on a local school visit seeing a shipwreck on Long Reef’s north side.