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Ironbark picnic area

Popran National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

From Sydney, take the F3 Sydney-Newcastle Freeway and exit at Calga onto Peats Ridge Road. After 13km turn left into Wisemans Ferry Road. After a further 8km turn left into Ironbark Road.

From Newcastle, take the F3 Sydney-Newcastle Freeway and exit at Peats Ridge Road. After 10km turn right into George Downs Drive and turn left into Wisemans Ferry Road. After a further 8km turn left into Ironbark Road.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

Parking is available at the Ironbark picnic area.

Best times to visit

Weather conditions are usually quite moderate in Popran National Park. In summer, however, in summer the temperature can climb above 30C. With its pleasant climate and year-round beauty, any time is a good time to visit Popran National Park.

Spring

Go walking along the Emerald Pool Loop to see fantastic wildflower displays.

Summer

Enjoy a relaxing day exploring the edges of the southern section of the park by boat, canoe or kayak to discover hidden fishing spots.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

23°C and 27°C

Highest recorded

42.9°C

Winter temperature

Average

17°C and 22°C

Lowest recorded

0.1°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

February and March

Driest month

June and July

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

230.2mm

Facilities

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Carpark

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).

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Ironbark picnic area

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