Mirang Pool picnic area
Heathcote National Park
All the practical information you need to know about the Mirang Pool picnic area.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
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.
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.
Maps and downloads
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.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- Royal National Park Visitor Centre
- 8.30am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 9542 0648
- 1300 072 757 for campground and cottage bookings
- 2 Lady Carrington Drive, Audley, NSW 2232