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Kingfisher Pool picnic area

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Alerts for Heathcote National Park: upcoming fire bans

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Updated: 31/10/2014 03:17 PM

“Sometimes you can spend the whole day in this lovely spot without seeing another human. That’s my favourite thing about it.”

Located near the intimate Kingfisher Pool campground, Kingfisher Pool picnic area is a beautiful place to stop for lunch while exploring Heathcote National Park, near Waterfall. Situated along Bullawarring walking track, this walk-in picnic spot is perfect for a break on a longer walk or a quick nature getaway.

Kingfisher Pool picnic area involves an energetic bushwalk, so you’ll have certainly earned a break. While the facilities here include picnic tables, it’s the natural amenities that are most remarkable. A pristine freshwater stream – fringed by Gymea lilies, tea trees and waxflowers – beckons when the weather is hot. Dangle your feet in the water, go swimming, or simply enjoy some birdwatching.

Once you’re done for the day, return the way you came or continue along the track and return via Mooray walking track. Alternatively, you can continue on to Pipeline trail and Goburra track to join Oliver Street to Heathcote train station.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Kingfisher Pool picnic area is located in the middle of Heathcote National Park, north-west of Waterfall train station in the Sutherland shire. To get there from southern Waterfall:

  • Turn right onto Kooraban Street, Waterfall.
  • After the ramp, turn right onto Warabin Street.
  • Park at the end of Warabin Street and walk into the park via the signposted Bullawarring walking track – it’s approximately a 1.5km walk to the picnic area.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available along the northern end of Warabin Street.

Important info

Facilities:

  • Picnic tables
  • Non-flush toilets
  • Trackhead/access point

You should know:

  • This area is remote access only, accessible from either Warabin Street, Waterfall or Waterfall train station.
  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching
  • You'll need to bring your own drinking and cooking water
  • Firewood is not supplied and may not be collected from the park
  • You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.
  • If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
  • This park is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.
  • The walking opportunities in this park are suitable for experienced bushwalkers who are comfortable undertaking self-reliant hiking
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park

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- Alerts

Heathcote National Park

upcoming fire bans

Fire ban (Saturday 1 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 Saturday 1 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, trails and camping areas are closed when a Total Fire Ban is in force. For information on Total Fire Bans please visit: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

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Kingfisher Pool picnic area, Heahtcote National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin