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Fourth Crossing picnic area

Mullion Range State Conservation Area

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

Getting there and parking

Fourth Crossing picnic area is in the Mullion Range State Conservation Area. To get there, travel north-east from Orange along (sealed) Ophir Road 19km to the picnic area.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available in a gravel carpark at Fourth Crossing picnic area.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you at Mullion Range State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.


The cooler months are a great time for enjoying bushwalks, birdwatching and 4WD touring in the area.


Relax and dine al fresco surrounded by blooming wildflowers at Fourth Crossing picnic area.


Cool off with a splash in the creek or go trout fishing when the weather gets steamy.


The Falls Water Falls is particularly striking when there are high levels of water in Summer Hill Creek following heavy rainfall.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


12°C and 28°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


2°C and 13°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day





There are accessible composting toilets next to the carpark that you can reach along a short pathway. 

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)


Step-free access

The picnic area is mostly flat and step-free, with some slightly sloping ground.

Aside from the short pathway to the toilets, there are no other paths - you'll need to cross over grass, hard-packed ground and gravel to reach the other facilities.

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 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).

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.


Disability access level - easy

Fourth Crossing picnic area is mostly flat and step-free, with some areas that slope slightly. You'll need to cross over grass, gravel and hard-packed ground to get to the picnic tables and fire rings.

There's an accessible composting toilet set along a short pathway. People with reduced mobility may need assistance on the access ramp due to its slope.



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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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