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Cattle Duffers Flat picnic area

Georges River National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Cattle Duffers Flat picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Cattle Duffers Flat picnic area is located upstream of the main visitor area of Georges River National Park. To get there: 

  • From Sutherland, head west on River Road, then turn right onto Alfords Point Road and turn left onto Henry Lawson Drive. The park entry is approximately 1.5km on the left.
  • From Liverpool, head east along the M5 motorway and continue for approximately 5.5km. Turn left towards the river at Carinya Road and follow the road along the river until you reach the park.
  • From Sydney, follow the M5 motorway westbound, turn left onto Davis Road then right onto Henry Lawson Drive. Continue for approximately 1.5km and then turn left into the park entrance.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at the end of Burrawang Reach Road – approximately 150m walk from Cattle Duffers Flat picnic area. Burrawang Reach is a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.

Best times to visit

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

Spring

The park comes alive during spring, with wonderful wildflowers and abundant wildlife – try the Yeramba Lagoon walk.

Summer

Take to the water in your canoe, kayak or jetski, or strap on your waterskis for hours of fun along the Georges River The summer holiday information has important tips to help you plan your day to Georges River National Park during the busy holiday period .

Winter

Fishermen take note – this is a great time of year to head to the rich fishing grounds along the Georges River to catch yellow-finned bream.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

18°C and 26°C

Highest recorded

42°C

Winter temperature

Average

7°C and 17°C

Lowest recorded

-0.6°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

254.5mm

Facilities

You're encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Maps and downloads

If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

  • The walking opportunities in this park are suitable for experienced bushwalkers who are comfortable undertaking self-reliant hiking.
  • If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.

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 Plus 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.

Swimming is not recommended in Georges River.

Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

  • This area is fully wheelchair-accessible

Permitted

Fishing

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

Prohibited

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

 Wood fires are not permitted. 

Pets

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

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Cattle Duffers Flat picnic area

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Park info

  • in Georges River National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Georges River National Park is open from 6am to 7.30pm during daylight savings (6am – ­6.30pm at other times) but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines at the gate. Please bring correct coins, as no change is given.

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