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Mongarlowe River picnic area

Monga National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Mongarlowe River picnic area.

Getting there and parking

On entering Monga National Park:

  • Continue on River Forest Road for approximately 4.5km
  • Turn left at the sign and drive 200m to Mongarlowe River picnic area

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Mongarlowe River picnic area. It can be a busy place on long weekends, so parking might be limited.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

Take in the sweet perfumes of the plumwood trees in flower.

Spring

See the distinctive bright red colour of the Monga waratah in flower along the banks of Mongarlowe River.

Summer

Enjoy the cool temperatures in the rainforest and discover its natural wonders on Penance Grove walking track.

Winter

Embark on the historic Corn Trail walking track and experience the diverse natural landscapes of Monga.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

10°C and 26°C

Highest recorded

41.1°C

Winter temperature

Average

0°C and 11°C

Lowest recorded

-9.2°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

July

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

663.9mm

Facilities

Drinking water is not available in this area so you'll need to bring your own.

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)
  • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)

Carpark

Maps and downloads

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.

The walking opportunities in this park are suitable for experienced bushwalkers who are comfortable undertaking self-reliant hiking (Corn Trail walking track).

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.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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).

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.

Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

This area is fully wheelchair-accessible.

Permitted

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Prohibited

Gathering firewood

Firewood is not supplied and may not be collected from the park.

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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Mongarlowe River picnic area hero, Monga National Park. Photo: Lucas Boyd