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Old Great North Road bike ride

Dharug National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Old Great North Road bike ride.

Getting there and parking

The trailhead for the Old Great North Road is about 500m to the west of the Wisemans Ferry crossing, on the north side of the Hawkesbury river in Dharug National Park. You can park on the southern side and take the ferry across.


Parking is available for the Old Great North Road bike ride on the southern side of the Hawkesbury river at Wisemans Ferry.

Best times to visit

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


The water has warmed up nicely by late summer so autumn is great for kayaking and canoeing along the Hawkesbury river.


The spring months are perfect for enjoying more strenuous activities in the park, like the longer walks and mountain bike riding. It's also the perfect time to see wildflowers.


The park is still stunning in winter and walking on sunny days is very pleasant. It can be cold at night so bring warm gear if you're camping.

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Safety messages

Cycling safety

Hundreds of cyclists head to our national parks for fun and adventure. If you're riding your bike through a national park, read these mountain biking and cycling safety tips.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).



Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Old Great North Road bike ride

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Man walking on the 11km walking track. Photo: John Yurasek