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Cattai Farm picnic area

Cattai National Park


Ideal for a picnic or barbecue, Cattai Farm picnic area is located close to historic sites on the Hawkesbury River banks. Visit for birdwatching and paddling.

Picnic areas
Cattai National Park
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Please note
  • The water available at Cattai Farm picnic area needs to be treated or boiled before drinking. It’s a good idea to bring your own supply for cooking and drinking.
  • Picnic shelters can be booked in advance at a rate of $40/day
  • Park visitors are welcome to use the picnic shelters if they haven’t been booked
  • Please note the park’s opening hours as gates are locked at closing time
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters

You’ll find plenty to keep you occupied at picturesque Cattai Farm picnic area, located near Cattai campground.

There’s plenty of grass to lay out your picnic rug, or you can set up in one of the large picnic shelters if they are free. You can book one of the seven picnic shelters ahead of time – they make a great place for birthday parties, family celebrations and reunions.

When you’ve polished off your barbecue or picnic feast, there’s plenty to explore in this part of the park. It’s an easy walk to the historic homestead where you can take a peak into Australian history, and there’s great canoeing and fishing to be had along the Hawkesbury River – so remember to bring your canoe, kayak or rod. Plus, there is a tonne of room for children to run and ride around the picnic area, and there’s also a small playground. What more could you ask for on a family day out?

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Park info

  • in Cattai National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Cattai National Park is open 7.30am to 6.30pm during daylight savings (7.30am - 5pm at other times), but may have to close at other times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    Current: $7 per vehicle per day is charged for motor vehicles (including motorbikes). From 6 October 2015: $8  per vehicle per day is charged for motor vehicles (including motorbikes).

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Windsor
      (02) 4572 3100
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday (closed public holidays)
    • Scheyville National Park, Scheyville Road, Scheyville NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4580 2714
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Gum tree. Photo: John Yurasek