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Cattai Farm picnic area

Cattai National Park

Overview

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.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Cattai National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water
Please note
  • Picnic shelters can be booked in advance. To make a booking, phone: (02) 4580 2700. 
  • 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

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 peek 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. What more could you ask for on a family day out?

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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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:

    $8 per vehicle per day (including motorbikes). The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring credit card or correct coins.

    Buy an annual pass.
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Gum tree. Photo: John Yurasek