Declared a National Park early in 2012, this area is truly a local natural wonder, featuring pristine bushland, extensive upland swamps, dramatic sandstone gorges, swimming holes, and rock shelters.
‘Dharawal’ refers to the group of Aboriginal people who have lived in the area for over 15,000 years. No wonder then that the park is one of the richest sites of Aboriginal heritage in Sydney.
Bring along the camera to snap some pictures of swamp wallaby, Peron’s tree frog, sugar gliders, southern boobook, eastern water dragon and much more!
Explore the park on your own on one of the many trails leading to waterfalls and scenic lookouts. Tours focusing on nature conservation and Dharawal’s cultural history are also available.
Find out more about Dharawal National Park on the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services website.
Dharawal National Park from Campbelltown City Council on Vimeo.
Minerva Pool is a sacred women’s place for the Aboriginal Dharawal People. The Tharawal Local Aboriginal Land Council asks that visitors respect the cultural importance of this site. Only women and children may enter the waters of Minerva Pool.
Victoria Rd, Wedderburn 2560 View Map
Victoria Rd ,
The path to the lookout is both easy to manage and safe
Take a break at Minerva Pool (women & children can enter the water)
Minerva Pool also provides some beautiful native scenery
Relax near the small waterfall
Trails of varying degrees of difficulty and length
These range from short and easy tracks with smooth surfaces
To the longer and more rockier trails
The park is a haven for a range of native plants
Many important species can be found here, including scribbly gum
There are plenty of seats along the main track for resting
A toilet, accessible by ramp, can be found at the Victoria Rd entrance of the park
Picnic tables are great for a big meal after exploring the park