Girrahween picnic area
Wolli Creek Regional Park
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.
- Picnic areas
- 2-10 Sutton Avenue, Earlwood, NSW, 2206 - in Wolli Creek Regional Park
- 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 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
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- in Wolli Creek Regional Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Wolli Creek Regional Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger
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.
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- 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.
The sunny, mild days of autumn are perfect for a walk or the kids to play in the playground.
Enjoy the wildflowers along the walking track and bring your binoculars for birdwatching.
Take time out for a family picnic under the shady trees.
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
18°C and 27°C
8°C and 18°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- Gas/electric barbecues (free)
Maps and downloads
You can bring your dog to this location. See other regional parks in NSW that have dog-friendly 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.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
Girrahween picnic area is in Wolli Creek Regional Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:
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
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
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.