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Minerva Pool walking track

Dharawal National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Minerva Pool walking track.

Track grading

Features of this track


2.4km return


1 - 2hrs

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

Some bushwalking experience recommended


Short steep hills


Occasional steps

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles

Getting there and parking

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    Minerva Pool walking track is located in the Wedderburn area of Dharawal National Park. To get there:

    • From Appin Road, turn onto Woodland Road at St Helens Park and continue for 1.4km
    • Turn right onto Karrabul Road and drive for 300m before continuing on Wedderburn Road for 4.6km
    • Turn right onto Minerva Road and follow for 1.2km
    • Continue on Lysaght Road for 1.2km
    • Turn left onto Victoria Road and drive right to the end 
    • Parking is available right outside the the entrance gate on Victoria Road

    Walk though the entrance gate and down to the the toilet and picnic area. Minerva Pool walking track starts from the point opposite the picnic area.

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles


    A carpark is located at the end of Victoria Road, Wedderburn, about 100m from beginning of the track.


    Rubbish bins are not available in this area. Please take your rubbish with you when you leave.


    • Non-flush toilets

    Picnic tables


    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.

    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).

    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.

    Minerva Pool is deep and surrounded by irregular cliff edges. It’s not suitable for inexperienced swimmers or children younger than 5 years of age.

    Please refrain from jumping or diving into the pool. It may contain submerged objects.


    Disability access level - no wheelchair access

    Minerva Pool walking track is not wheelchair accessible.

    The picnic area and toilet located at the trackhead is wheelchair accessible though. Access is via an unpaved road, about 100m from the Victoria Road carpark. The toilet next to the picnic area also has a ramp entrance.



    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.

    Map of Minerva Pool walking track, Dharawal National Park. Image: OEH

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