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Village Green picnic area

Blue Gum Hills Regional Park


With picnic table, barbecues, mountain biking trails, an adventure playground and bushland setting, Village Green picnic area is ideal for families and large groups.

Picnic areas
Blue Gum Hills Regional Park

Bookings are required for groups of more than 40 people. Please contact the NPWS Newcastle office on (02) 4946 4100.

Please note
  • Walkers, cyclists and horse riders should remain on recognised tracks and trails as there are areas in the park that are subject to mine subsidence.
  • Water is not available so you'll need to bring your own supply for drinking and cooking
  • Dogs are permitted in this part of the park - you'll need to keep them on a leash at all times and remember to pick up after them

Backyard not big enough? Why not use ours. At Village Green picnic area in Blue Gum Hills Regional Park, there’s plenty of parking, picnic shelters, barbecues and open space in a picturesque setting so everyone can enjoy their day. It’s perfect for big groups and the playground is only a short walk away.

If you feel like an easy walk, try the Heritage walking track that takes you on a short journey through woodland to explore the park's mining history. There is plenty of room for the kids to run around on the grass, and you can bring your dog along to join in the fun.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Tours and events at this location

  • Forest in Blue Gum Hills Regional Park. Photo: John Yurasek/DPIE

    WilderQuest Make a boomerang

    Head to Blue Gum Hills Regional Park for this great school holidays activity. Your Aboriginal NPWS guide will show you how to make your own boomerang and find bush foods. For kids 5 years and up.


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People enjoying a picnic. Photo: John Yurasek