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Dharawal National Park

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.

Things to do

  • Bird Watching
  • Bushwalking
  • Picnics
  • Shared pathways (walk/cycle)

Key Features

  • BBQ
  • Bushwalk trails
  • Parking
  • Picnic tables / huts
  • Public accessible facilities
  • Public toilets

Additional Features

  • Maddens Falls
  • Cycling trail: 15km one way, medium grade, predominately for cycling, with a picturesque picnic spot along the way.
  • O’Hare’s Lookout walking track: 1.4km one way, scenic views, bird watching and a family-friendly walking track.
  • Jingga walking track: 1km one way, a short yet challenging track to the waterhole, with picnic and bird watching opportunities.
Not permitted at the National Park

 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.

  • Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted
  • NSW National Parks are no smoking zones.
Facility type: Bushland reserve
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