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Kellys Falls picnic area

Garawarra State Conservation Area

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Kellys Falls picnic area is in the Kellys Falls precinct of Garawarra State Conservation Reserve. To get there:

  • From F6 Freeway, take Helensburgh exit and follow Lawrence Hargrave Drive, before turning left into Kellys Falls.
  • Travelling south from Grand Pacific Drive, turn left at the junction of Lawrence Hargrave Drive and Lady Wakehurst Drive. Kellys Falls is approximately 2km on your right, just before Walker Street.

Road quality

There is a section of unsealed road leading to the carpark once you turn off Lawrence Hargreaves Drive.

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Kellys Falls picnic area.

Facilities

Picnic tables

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Waterfall safety at Kellys Falls

  • Be extra careful because rocks and paths can be extremely slippery around the waterfalls
  • Rock pools can also have dangerous submerged rocks just beneath the surface 
  • Please do not climb on pre-existing ropes, rope ladders or anchors as they are not safe. 
  • Stay behind the railing and barriers – they exist to prevent you falling over the edge.
  • Read more about staying safe around waterfalls in NSW national parks 

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

If you’re bushwalking in this park, it's a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.

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).

Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

  • Kellys Falls picnic area is fully wheelchair-accessible, although there are steps at the waterfalls.

Prohibited

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

No fires are allowed in this reserve.

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.

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