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Cecil Hoskins picnic area

Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Cecil Hoskins picnic area.

Getting there and parking

On entering Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve:

  • The picnic area will be adjacent to the carpark

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available nearby Cecil Hoskins picnic area.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

When the weather is milder, hike from the reserve to Bong Bong.

Spring

Bring your binoculars for a spot of birdwatching and look for migratory bird species that stop over to feed and rest in the reserve.

Summer

Enjoy a summer evening picnic and listen to birdcalls. By the time the sun goes down, they'll be in competition with the frogs.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

12°C and 25.3°C

Highest recorded

38.8°C

Winter temperature

Average

1.8°C and 12.5°C

Lowest recorded

-6.4°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

June

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

333mm

Facilities

  • You’ll need to bring your own cooking and drinking water
  • Wood fires are not permitted, but you’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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).

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

Assistance may be required to access this area.

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.

Cecil Hoskins picnic area

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Cecil Hoskins picnic area, Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve. Photo: Nick Cubbin