Girrahween picnic area

Wolli Creek Regional Park

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Enjoy a barbecue and laze under the trees at Girahween picnic area in Wolli Creek and leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
2-10 Sutton Avenue, Earlwood, NSW, 2206 - in Wolli Creek Regional Park
Price
Free
Please note
If you’re planning a family gathering or function, it’s a good idea to call the park office ahead of time to make arrangements.

You just wouldn’t know you were in the midst of a major city at Girrahween picnic area. This sheltered and secluded spot is perfect for a relaxed family picnic or a game of chase among the big eucalypts. Located by an access point to the Two Valley trail, Girrahween makes a great starting or finishing point to a bush or birdwatching walk - it’s lovely and cool under the trees.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/picnic-areas/girrahween-picnic-area/local-alerts

General enquiries

Park info

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

From  Bardwell Park, head North along Hartill-Law Ave, then turn right onto Fauna Street. Take the path for Girrahween picnic area.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Wolli Creek Regional Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

The sunny, mild days of autumn are perfect for a walk or the kids to play in the playground.

Spring

Enjoy the wildflowers along the walking track and bring your binoculars for birdwatching.

Summer

Take time out for a family picnic under the shady trees.

Winter

The wildflowers begin to emerge in late winter. Make the most of a sunny day and come and see nature bursting into life.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

18°C and 27°C

Highest recorded

43.4°C

Winter temperature

Average

8°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded

–0.1°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

216.2mm

Facilities

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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).

Permitted

Pets

You can walk your dog at this location. See other regional parks in NSW that have dog walking areas.

Dogs are permitted in this part of the park – you will need to keep them on a leash at all times and remember to pick up after them.

Prohibited

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Nearby towns

Parramatta (17 km)

Parramatta offers a fascinating insight into early colonial life in Australia. Don't miss a visit to Old Government House, now one of 11 Australian Convict Sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

www.sydney.com

Sydney City Centre (10 km)

No trip to Sydney is complete without spending some time in the city’s beautiful parks. Whether it’s in central areas like Hyde Park or the Royal Botanic Gardens or further out in Centennial Parklands, there’s plenty of green space to go out and enjoy.

www.sydney.com

Learn more

Girrahween picnic area is in Wolli Creek Regional Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

Bird haven

Superb fairy wren (Malurus cyaneus), Wolli Creek Regional Park. Photo: Ingo Oeland

Wolli Creek Regional Park is an important habitat for a variety of birds. Look for cormorants and darters as you're walking by the creek and keep an eye out for blue wrens and finches on the edge of the open lawns. In the sky you may catch a glimpse of brown goshawks and peregrine falcons on patrol.

  • Wolli Creek walking track It’s such a treat to be able to take a bushwalk in the city. Look out for the amazing birdlife and enjoy the serenity of this short and easy walk.

Stretch your legs in the city

Wolli Creek walking track, Wolli Creek Regional Park. Photo: John Spencer

Just because you live in the city, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the bush. Go for a run, take a leisurely stroll with the dog or let the kids burn off some energy on the trails and in the play areas. Wander the Wolli Creek walking track with its sandstone cliffs or walk the entire Two Valley trail. There are also several gorgeous spots around Wolli Creek Regional Park to meet family and friends for a barbecue or picnic. Relax on a rug while the kids play at the playground at Turrella Lawns or enjoy a quiet family picnic in the shade at Girrahween picnic area.

  • Girrahween picnic area Enjoy a barbecue and laze under the trees at Girahween picnic area in Wolli Creek and leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind.

Plants and animals you may see

Animals

  • Grey headed flying fox hanging from a tree branch. Photo: Shane Ruming/OEH

    Grey-headed flying fox (Pteropus poliocephalus)

    The grey-headed flying fox is one of several threatened Australian animals and the largest Australian native bat, with a wingspan that extends up to 1m. Known to inhabit woodlands, rainforests and urban regions, these fascinating nocturnal mammals congregate in large roost sites along the east coast of NSW.

Environments in this park

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