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Mirang Pool picnic area

Heathcote National Park

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

Getting there and parking

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    Mirang Pool picnic area is in Heathcote National Park.

    There's no vehicle access. It can only be accessed by walking and you will need to carry everything in, and back out again.

    The hike there from Heathcote train station is almost 3km and takes about 45 mins.

    If you park at the end of Oliver Street it's a 2km walk easily done in 30 mins.

    To get there from Heathcote train station:

    • Take Oliver Street to the very end which is 900m and takes about 15 mins.
    • At the end of Oliver Street 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.

    Park entry points

    • Goburra walking track via Oliver Street, Heathcote
    • Mirang fire trail, Heathcote


    There is no vehicle access to the picnic area.

    • Parking is available at the western end of Oliver Street in Heathcote.
    • Limited parking is also available by the gate leading to Mirang fire trail.

    By bike

    If you are an experienced mountain bike rider, you can reach Mirang Pool picnic area from Pipeline fire trail. Or, cycle along Mirang fire trail, then turn right onto Pipeline trail.

    By public transport

    You can get a train to Heathcote Station from Town Hall or Central in Sydney. The hike from Heathcote train station to Mirang Pool is almost 3km and takes 45 mins.

    Best times to visit

    Mirang Pool picnic area is an exceptional place to visit all year round.


    Autumn is a great time to visit because the hike down to Mirang Pool and back out is much nicer when the temperatures cool.


    Visit Mirang Pool picnic area in Spring to see blooming gymea lilies give a scarlet glow to the gullies.


    Take a welcome dip in Mirang Pool on a hot summer day, or just paddle in the shallow waters to cool off. 


    Mirang Pool is a remote picnic area. There are no facilities, rubbish bins, toilets or drinking water. Please take all rubbish with you when leaving.

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    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.

    Fire safety

    During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

    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).

    Paddling safety

    To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

    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.

    Water activities

    Beaches, rivers and lakes in NSW national parks offer lots of opportunities for water activities. Please take care in the water and find out how to help your family and friends stay safe around water.


    Disability access level - no wheelchair access



    Camp fires and solid fuel burners



    • Trail bikes are not permitted to be ridden beyond the blue sign on Pipeline trail.
    • To prevent erosion and conserve the natural beauty of this place, please do not ride your bike at Mirang Pool. 


    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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