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Cawleys Road trail

Garawarra State Conservation Area

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Cawleys Road trail.

Track grading

Grade 5

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    45min - 1hr 15min

  • Quality of markings

    No directional signage

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    2.4km one-way

  • Steps

    No steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Cawleys Road trail is in the western precinct of Garawarra State Conservation Area. To get there:

    • From the F6, take the Helensburgh exit and continue along Parkes Street until you reach the roundabout in the middle of the shopping centre. Continue east along Parkes Street down to Helensburgh Station.
    • Drive past the station and to the end of Wilson’s Creek Road to a bridge over the railway line
    • Park your car on the roadside, then walk over the bridge into the reserve and the trail on the western side of this bridge is Cawleys Road.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available on Wilsons Creek Road or along the Old Princes Highway between Waterfall and Garawarra Hospital.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Garawarra State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.

    Spring

    Blooming wildflowers bring large numbers of birds, making it a perfect time for birdwatching.

    Summer

    Beautiful weather for bushwalking and cycling, particularly early in the day.

    Winter

    Clear days, cool weather and low rainfall are perfect for bushwalking.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    17°C and 27°C

    Highest recorded

    42°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    7°C and 18°C

    Lowest recorded

    -0.6°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    254.5mm

    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.

    If you're bushwalking in this park, it's a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.

    Cycling safety

    Hundreds of cyclists head to our national parks for fun and adventure. If you're riding your bike through a national park, read these mountain biking and cycling safety tips.

    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).

    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.

    Prohibited

    Camp fires and solid fuel burners

    No fires are allowed in this reserve

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Map of Cawleys Road trail, Garawarra State Conservation Area. Image: OEH

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