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Double Wharf picnic area

Karuah National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Double Wharf picnic area is in Karuah National Park. To get there:

  • Turn onto Bucketts Way from Pacific Highway
  • Continue for approximately 9km then turn right onto Hobarts Road, just past Limeburners Creek.
  • Continue until you reach Double Wharf picnic area at the end

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Double Wharf picnic area can become boggy when it rains.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • All roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather

Parking

Parking is available at Double Wharf picnic area

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

Pack your fishing gear and head to the river at this popular fishing spot.

Spring

See how the wildflowers bring the bush to life in spring.

Summer

Launch your kayak, canoe or boat and explore the reserve by water.

Winter

Get cosy around the campfires on those cold winter nights.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

12°C to 28°C

Highest recorded

40.6°C

Winter temperature

Average

3°C to 18°C

Lowest recorded

-4.4°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

573.8mm

Facilities

Drinking water not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

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Safety messages

This park is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

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 - hard

Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty.

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.

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