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Mill Creek picnic area

Dharug National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Mill Creek picnic area is located about 8km east of the Wisemans Ferry crossing, on the north side of the Hawkesbury river in Dharug National Park. To get there, turn right from the ferry and follow signs for Dharug National Park – Mill Creek campground, turn left and follow the road for 2km to the end, where you’ll find the campground. You can also reach the campground by taking Wisemans Ferry Road from the F3.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Mill Creek picnic area about 20m from the picnic tables

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Dharug National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

The water has warmed up nicely by late summer so autumn is great for kayaking and canoeing along the Hawkesbury river.

Spring

The spring months are perfect for enjoying more strenuous activities in the park, like the longer walks and mountain bike riding. It's also the perfect time to see wildflowers.

Winter

The park is still stunning in winter and walking on sunny days is very pleasant. It can be cold at night so bring warm gear if you're camping.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

13°C and 27°C

Highest recorded

42.9°C

Winter temperature

Average

8°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded

-0.1°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

February and March

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

230.2mm

Facilities

  • Water is not available at the picnic area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own supply
  • Please remember to take your rubbish with you upon leaving the park
  • Wood barbecues are available at the adjacent campground – you’ll need to bring your own firewood

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

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 - easy

This area is fully wheelchair accessible

  • Toilet facilities are wheelchair accessible

Prohibited

Pets

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.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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