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Kingfisher Pool picnic area

Heathcote National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

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    Kingfisher Pool picnic area is located in the middle of Heathcote National Park, north-west of Waterfall train station in the Sutherland shire. To get there from southern Waterfall:

    • Turn right onto Kooraban Street, Waterfall.
    • After the ramp, turn right onto Warabin Street.
    • Park at the end of Warabin Street and walk into the park via the signposted Bullawarring track—it’s about a 1.5km/1hour walk (one-way) to get to the picnic area.

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • No vehicle access

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather


    There is no vehicle access to the picnic area. Parking is available at Warabin Street, Waterfall.

    Best times to visit

    Heathcote National Park offers an exceptional visit all year round. You're sure to find a walk, tour, activity or attraction to appeal, regardless of the season.


    Visit Heathcote National Park in spring to see blooming Gymea lilies give a scarlet glow to the gullies.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    16°C and 27°C

    Highest recorded

    42°C (1977)

    Winter temperature


    6°C and 17°C

    Lowest recorded

    -0.6° C (1968)


    Wettest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    • You'll need to bring your own drinking and cooking water
    • We encourage you to bring your own portable gas stove if you'll be cooking
    • There are no toilet facilities available until further notice. The closest facilities are at Waterfall train station.

    Picnic tables

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    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.

    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).

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.


    Gathering firewood


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


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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