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Mitchell Park picnic area

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Alerts for Cattai National Park: closed areas


Updated: 22/04/2015 10:27 AM

“This is a different side to Cattai National Park – more secluded, relaxing and quieter. It’s great for our small family of three.”

Mitchell Park picnic area is a great place to pause for a bite and take in the bushland scenery of Cattai National Park – particularly after working up a sweat on one of the park’s great walking tracks.

Cattai Creek is a great spot for fishing, so you can try your hand at catching some lunch. Nearby the creek, you’ll find barbecues, picnic shelters and plenty of grass to lay out a picnic rug.

If you’re feeling energetic after lunch, you could try some canoeing or kayaking along the creek, head off on another walk or simply relax with a book or your thoughts.


Getting there

Getting there:

Mitchell Park picnic area is located in the Mitchell Park section of Cattai National Park. To get there, take Mitchell Park Road from the Cattai Road or Wisemans Ferry Road. The picnic area is located in the large field downhill from the entry gate.

Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather


Parking is available along the road throughout the park, parking spaces are not marked.

Important info


  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
  • Picnic tables
  • Flush toilets
  • Trackhead/access point
  • Venue

You should know:

  • Water is not available, you'll need to bring your own supply for cooking and drinking
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters

Wheelchair access:


Assistance may be required to access this area.

  • The picnic area is mostly flat, with grass and gravel terrain.
  • A wheelchair-accessible toilet is located at the amenities block, about 200m from the picnic area.

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Cattai National Park

closed areas

This park is closed due to rising flood water. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS local area office on (02) 4580 2700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Banksia Flower. Photo: John Yurasek