Ironbark picnic area
Popran National Park
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.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- Dry weather only
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.
Go walking along the Emerald Pool Loop to see fantastic wildflower displays.
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
23°C and 27°C
17°C and 22°C
February and March
June and July
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- Non-flush toilets