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Dasyurus picnic area

Monga National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    Dasyurus picnic area is in the northern precinct of Monga National Park. To get there:

    • Take the first left turn, approximately 200m after entering the park.
    • Follow this road 400m to arrive at the picnic area

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Unsealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    Parking

    Parking is available at Dasyurus picnic area. It can be 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 Monga National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    Take in the sweet perfumes of the plumwood trees in flower.

    Spring

    See the distinctive bright red colour of the Monga waratah in flower along the banks of Mongarlowe River.

    Summer

    Enjoy the cool temperatures in the rainforest and discover its natural wonders on Penance Grove walking track.

    Winter

    Embark on the historic Corn Trail walking track and experience the diverse natural landscapes of Monga.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    10°C and 26°C

    Highest recorded

    41.1°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    0°C and 11°C

    Lowest recorded

    -9.2°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    July

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    663.9mm

    Facilities

    • Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
    • You are encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

    Picnic tables

    Barbecue facilities

    • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)

    Carpark

    Maps and downloads

    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.

    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.

    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).

    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

    Gathering firewood

    Firewood is not supplied and may not be collected from the park.

    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.

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    Dasyurus picnic area hero, Monga National Park. Photo: Lucas Boyd