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Mirang Pool picnic area

Heathcote National Park

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Go on an adventure to Mirang Pool picnic area in Heathcote National Park, just 45 mins from Sydney. After hiking along the trails, cool off at this secluded spot by paddling in the waterhole.

Picnic areas
No wheelchair access
What to
Clothes for all weather conditions, drinking water, hat, snacks, sunscreen, sturdy shoes
Please note
  • There are no toilets, drinking water, rubbish bins or picnic tables. Please take your rubbish with you.
  • The rocks can be extremely slippery, take care when walking through the shallow water.
  • Please swim cautiously and never dive into a waterhole as there are submerged logs and branches that you cannot see.
  • Camping is not permitted here.

Mirang Pool picnic area is at the northern end of Heathcote National Park. It's pretty but remote with no vehicle access and no facilities, so you'll need to carry everything in and out with you, including drinking water.

If you park at the end of Oliver Street, it's a 2km walk easily done in 30 mins. The hike from Heathcote train station takes 45 mins. To get there, go to the end of Oliver Street then take Goburra track which is steep in parts and requires some rock scrambling. On reaching Pipeline trail, turn left and keep walking until you see the blue signpost for Mirang Pool at the top of the stairs.

Enjoy a well-deserved paddle in Mirang Pool to cool off after your hike, then unpack your picnic spread. Afterwards, lie back and relax in the soft, sandy patches between the trees, gymea lillies and rock platforms. Or explore further, and walk or cycle to Battery Causeway picnic area just over a kilometre away.

Indulge in an authentic experience of the Australian bush less than an hour's hike from shops and a train station.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


  • Water flows over concrete Battery Causeway against a backdrop of bushland in Heathcote National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin/DPIE

    Battery Causeway picnic area

    Battery Causeway picnic area is in Sydney’s Heathcote National Park. It’s a peaceful rest stop along Pipeline trail or Bullawaring track, near Lake Eckersley picnic area.


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