Mount Olive trail
Popran National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Mount Olive trail.
Getting there and parking
From Sydney, take the F3 Sydney-Newcastle Freeway and exit at Calga onto Peats Ridge Road. After 13km, turn left onto Wisemans Ferry Road and after 8km, turn left onto Ironbark Road.
From Newcastle, take the F3 Sydney-Newcastle Freeway and exit at Peats Ridge Road. After 10km, turn right onto George Downs Drive and turn left onto Wisemans Ferry Road. After a further 8km, turn left onto Ironbark Road.
Parking is available at Ironbark picnic area.
Best times to visit
Weather conditions are usually quite moderate in Popran National Park. In summer, however, in summer the temperature can climb above 30C. With its pleasant climate and year-round beauty, any time is a good time to visit Popran National Park.
Go walking along the Emerald Pool Loop to see fantastic wildflower displays.
Enjoy a relaxing day exploring the edges of the southern section of the park by boat, canoe or kayak to discover hidden fishing spots.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
23°C and 27°C
17°C and 22°C
February and March
June and July
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- Horses are allowed on multi-use trails, such as 248 trail and Mount Olive trail.
- There are tethering posts for horses.