Leacock picnic area

Leacock Regional Park

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Overview

The picnic area at Leacock Regional Park, just off the Hume Highway near Casula, is a great rest stop on a long drive or for a picnic with your dog in toe.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Leacock Regional Park
Accessibility
Medium

The dog-friendly Leacock picnic area is at the northern end of Leacock Regional Park. Choose one of the three wooden picnic tables surrounded by trees, or spread out a picnic blanket on the grass.

Bring along a picnic lunch or just pause here to catch your breath after walking the Bellbird track from Casula station.

Leacock picnic area’s proximity to the arterial Hume Highway makes it a convenient place to stop and take a break while travelling.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

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/leacock-picnic-area/local-alerts

General enquiries

Park info

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Leacock picnic area is in the northern end of park. To get there from the Hume Highway, turn south onto Leacocks Lane. The picnic area is located about 300m along on the left, or you can take the 1.6km Bellbird walking track from Casula station.

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    Parking

    Street parking is available on residential streets including Kendell Drive, a short walk from Leacock picnic area

    Best times to visit

    Leacock Regional Park is a great place to visit all year round. Head to the park for an early morning jog by the river in spring, a weekend picnic in the winter sun or an evening stroll along the Bellbird track during summer.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    19°C and 28°C

    Highest recorded

    44.8°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    6°C and 16°C

    Lowest recorded

    -4°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    July to September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    243mm

    Facilities

    • You'll need to bring your own drinking water
    • Please take your rubbish with you when you leave the park

    Picnic tables

    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).

    Accessibility

    Disability access level - medium

    Assistance may be required to access this area

    • Leacock picnic area is flat and located adjacent to council footpaths along Leacocks Lane

    Permitted

    Pets

    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.

    Prohibited

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Learn more

    Leacock picnic area is in Leacock Regional Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

    Great for relaxing

    Bellbird walking track, Leacock Regional Park. Photo: John Yurasek

    Swap tall buildings and busy roads for this pretty patch of nature. Leacock Regional Park offers the opportunity to escape and clear your mind in a delightful natural setting, right on your doorstep. It’s ideal for cycling and jogging along the edges of Glenfield Creek and the Georges River. If you’re looking for a western Sydney park to walk your dog, then look no further than Leacock Regional Park. Dogs are welcome here, as long as they’re on-leash and the 1.6km Bellbird walking track will give you both a good workout – particularly if you make it a return trip.

    • Bellbird walking track You’ll find the Bellbird walking track in Leacock Regional Park, southwestern Sydney. It’s a lovely stroll to and from Casula station, with birdwatching opportunities, too.
    • Leacock picnic area The picnic area at Leacock Regional Park, just off the Hume Highway near Casula, is a great rest stop on a long drive or for a picnic with your dog in toe.

    Significant flora

    Bellbird walking track, Leacock Regional Park. Photo: W Howe

    Leacock Regional Park is part of the Cumberland Plain woodland, an endangered ecological community that houses the critically endangered Cumberland Plain land snail. The park is also one of the few places in NSW where you can see the rare tree species, blue box eucalyptus, as well as some of the oldest native and endemic trees in metropolitan Sydney. The Weaving Garden Environment Group is currently carrying out bush regeneration within the park.

    Plants and animals you may see

    Animals

    • Brush tail possum. Photo: Ken Stepnell

      Common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula)

      One of the most widespread of Australian tree-dwelling marsupials, the common brushtail possum is found across most of NSW in woodlands, rainforests and urban areas. With strong claws, a prehensile tail and opposable digits, these native Australian animals are well-adapted for life amongst the trees.

    • Cumberland Plain land snail. Photo: Marie-Claire Demers ©DPIE

      Cumberland Plain land snail (Meridolum corneovirens)

      The endangered Cumberland Plain land snail is only found on the Cumberland Plain, west of Sydney. During drought it digs deep into the soil to escape harsh conditions. Its brown shell is thin and fragile.

    Environments in this park

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