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Georges River National Park

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Alerts for Georges River National Park: fire bans

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Updated: 23/11/2014 12:01 AM

“Our favourite place to come for a picnic on sunny days – there’s heaps of room for the kids to play and watching the boats on the river is really peaceful.”

Georges River National Park, south of Sydney, is a popular place for a family day out in the great outdoors.

The landscape of the park includes striking rock formations, steep forested hillsides, plateaus and riverside flats, providing ample opportunities for picnics, barbecues, fishing and walking.

If you’re interested in birdwatching, be sure to walk the Yeramba Lagoon track – you’re bound to see lots of birds; more than 100 species have been recorded – including pink robins and grey fantails.

It's a good place for some waterskiing, jetskiing and taking a boat out, you can launch your boat from the ramp. It’s also a pleasant place for a spot of kayaking or canoeing, and there are lots of scenic spots you can stop at along the way.

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Why you should visit

Georges River National Park is a special place, here are just some of the reasons why:

Ancient waterways
Georges River National Park is the traditional Country of the Dharug and Dharawal people and evidence of their long connection to this land, including shell middens, rock art and engravings, is evident throughout the park. The Georges River was an important transport route for Aboriginal people, linking Botany Bay to the inland areas. The park continues to be an important place for Aboriginal people today.

Free as a bird
The fact that over a hundred different bird species make the Yeramba Lagoon and its surrounds their home is reason enough for many a birder to visit Georges River National Park. Even if you’re not a twitcher it’s hard not to be impressed by the list of winged wonders that reside here; from endangered pink robins and powerful owls to superb fairy wrens with vivid blue feathers or the more commonly sighted laughing kookaburra. There’s also a great diversity of plant life around the lagoon, including impressive displays of banksia flowers.

Riverside delight
The calm waters of Georges River offer a range of activities for visitors; including waterskiing, jetskiing and kayaking. Launch your boat at Morgans Creek, or head to Mill Creek if you have a canoe or kayak. The waters of Georges River are rich fishing grounds for keen anglers and there are lots of spots along the river to try your luck.

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Alerts

fire bans

A total fire ban applies in the park. (Ends Sunday 23 November)
A total fire ban has been declared by the Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service which includes this park. The total fire ban applies on Sunday 23 November for the entire 24 hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Find out more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/safety/fire
For visitor safety all tracks and trails are closed when a Total Fire Ban is in force. The picnic areas will remain open. For information on Total Fire Bans please visit: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

Getting there

 Car

From Sutherland, head west on River Road, then turn right onto Alfords Point Road and turn left onto Henry Lawson Drive. The park entry is approximately 1.5km on the left.

From Liverpool, head east along the M5 and continue for approximately 5.5km. Turn left towards the river at Carinya Road and follow the road along the river until you reach the park.

From Sydney, follow the M5 westbound, turn left onto Davis Road then right onto Henry Lawson Drive. Continue for approximately 1.5km and then turn left into the park entrance.

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 Opening times

Georges River National Park is open from 6am to 7.30pm during daylight savings (6am – ­6.30pm at other times) but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

 Fees

Vehicle entry fees

In this park, vehicle entry fees are $7 per vehicle per day. There are coin-operated 'pay and display' machines at the gate (correct coins only, no change given).

 Close to

Georges River National Park is close to:

  • Hurstville (10km)
  • Sutherland (15km)
  • Liverpool (16km)
  • Sydney (25km)

 Public Transport

For information about public transport options, visit the NSW transport website 

 Bike

Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

Weather and climate

 Visiting through the seasons

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Georges River National Park. Here are some of the highlights:

Spring (Sept, Oct, Nov)

  • The park comes alive during spring, with wonderful wildflowers and abundant wildlife – try the Yeramba Lagoon walk

Summer (Dec, Jan, Feb)

  • Take to the water in your canoe, kayak or jetski, or strap on your waterskis for hours of fun along the Georges River
  • The summer holiday information has important tips to help you plan your day to Georges River National Park during the busy holiday period.

Winter (Jun, Jul, Aug)

  • Fishermen take note – this is a great time of year to head to the rich fishing grounds along the Georges River to catch yellow-finned bream

 Temperature

Summer

  • The average temperature ranges between 18°C and 26°C
  • The area's highest recorded temperature is 42°C

Winter ­

  • The average temperature ranges between 7°C and 17°C
  • The area's lowest recorded temperature is -0.6°C

 Rainfall

  • The wettest month on average is March, the driest month on average is September
  • The area's highest recorded rainfall is 254.5mm in one day

Safety

Swimming in Georges River is not advised because the submerged banks of the river are steep and uneven. Also, a number of shark attacks have been recorded in the area.

Contacts

Kurnell (Kamay Botany Bay National Park)

Phone: 02 9668 2000
Street address: Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Cape Solander Drive, Kurnell NSW
Opening hours: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm 7 days; closed Christmas Day


Royal National Park visitor centre

Phone: 02 9542 0648
Street address: 2 Lady Carrington Drive, Audley, Royal National Park, NSW
Opening hours: 8:30am-4:30pm, 7 days (closed Christmas Day)

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Fitzpatrick Park picnic area, Georges River National Park. Photo: John Spencer