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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

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available at Mill Creek picnic area in a bitumen carpark, including an accessible parking space that's next to the paved pathway that leads to the toilets.

The carpark is about 20m away 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.


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


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.


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


13°C and 27°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


8°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month

February and March

Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



  • Water is available for washing your hands, but it's not recommended for drinking. It’s a good idea to bring your own supply of drinking water.
  • Please remember to take your rubbish with you upon leaving the park.


  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

There are 2 gas barbecues under a shelter at the picnic area.

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Step-free access

The picnic area is flat and step-free, with a paved footpath that leads from the carpark to the toilets.

To get to the picnic tables and other facilities you'll need to cross over flat grass.

  • Step-free outdoor pathways

Seats and resting points

There are sandstone logs along the edge of the carpark where you can rest.

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).


Disability access level - easy

Mill Creek picnic area is flat and step-free, with the following accessible facilities:

  • 1 accessible parking space in a bitumen carpark
  • Accessible toilets that are set along a paved path from the carpark. The toilets have a fibreglass reinforced walkway with handrails that leads to the entrance.
  • Accessible picnic tables
  • Sandstone logs near the carpark where you can rest

You'll need to cross over flat grass to reach some of the facilities.



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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