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Cattai Farm picnic area

Cattai National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Cattai Farm picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Cattai Farm picnic area is located in the Cattai Farm section of the park. Take the park turn off from Cattai Road or Wisemans Ferry Road, you'll find the picnic area about 2km along the road.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available on the main road of the park.

Best times to visit

Cattai National Park is a great place to visit all year round. Head to the park for a winter picnic in the sun or a family camping holiday during spring. Walking and bike riding are popular autumn activities in the park and summer is perfect for paddling along the river.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

16°C and 30°C

Highest recorded

42.5°C

Winter temperature

Average

3°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded

-7.2°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

309.4mm

Facilities

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.

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing 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).

Paddling safety

To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

 Assistance may be required to access this area.

Permitted

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Prohibited

Pets

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.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Cattai Farm picnic area

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Park info

  • in Cattai National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Cattai National Park opens at 8am and closes at 5pm (8pm during daylight savings). The park may have to close at 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 annual pass
Picnic sheds spread out across Cattai Farm picnic area, surrounded by tall eucalypt trees, in Cattai National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH