The Como Heritage and Environment Trail (the Trail) is a 4.2 km circuit through the local streets and bushland of Como that highlights local features and traditional stories relating to the area’s local history.
The Trail traverses around the streets of Como and points out many well-known and not so well-known historic stories.
Featured along the Trail are eight interpretative stories that detail the history and development of the Como Pleasure Grounds, the Rail Bridge and Station, the Como Hotel and Scylla Bay Oval. There are also two indigenous stories from the local Dharawal tribe that have a local connection with the Georges and Woronora Rivers. The stories have survived thousands of years and come from the Alcheringa (Dreamtime) of the local indigenous people and have been endorsed by the La Perouse and Gandangara Local Land Councils. Several local flora and fauna species have been highlighted in the Virtual Tour that you may see along your walk in Paruna Reserve.
Henry Lawson (17.6.1867- 2 9.1922), one of Australia’s finest writers, spent time in Como and we have captured a snippet of his time here with a plaque in Henry Lawson Reserve in Wolger Street.
Como Heritage and Environment Trail Map
Please prepare for your 2½-3½ hours walk by wearing suitable footwear, clothing, hat, sunscreen and bringing your own water. To follow the 4.2 km trail, look for markers along the route. Please be mindful that you are walking in residential neighbourhoods and show respect for residents.
The majority of the Trail is classified as an easy walk (grade 1-2). The sections through Paruna Reserve classified as grades 3 and 4 meaning uneven surfaces, loose surfaces, steep grades. The very northern end of Como Parade is classified as grade 3 due to its steep hill.
We have commissioned AMBS Ecology & Heritage to prepare a Heritage Interpretation Plan for a Walking Trail around the Como Peninsula.
The overarching aim of the Como Heritage Trail is to enhance the visitor experience with stories and images that excite an interest in the history of the local area.
We hope you enjoy the breathtaking scenery along the Como Heritage and Environment Trail.
Gallery images: Private family photographs collection of Julie Baker, Como.