Mitchell Park walking tracks
Cattai National Park
Mitchell Park walking tracks offer several linked walks through remnant rainforest, diverse woodland and wetlands, in Cattai National Park, near Windsor.
- Cattai National Park in Sydney and surrounds
- No wheelchair access
- 6km loop
- Time suggested
- 1hr 30min - 2hrs
- Grade 3
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- What to
- Hat, sunscreen, drinking water, snacks, insect repellent, sturdy shoes
- Please note
- You can also enjoy a shorter, 4km loop by taking a shortcut from Bloodwood trail to Scribbly Gum track, to avoid the steeper Old Man Banksia track.
- The family friendly 30min loop on Rainforest walk, and along Cattai Creek via Creek Flat track, is around 2km.
Set out from Creek Flat Road, near Mitchell Park picnic area, through beautiful dry rainforest and ironbark woodland along Rainforest walking track. For a short, kid friendly option you can loop back via easy Creek Flat track, which meanders along Cattai Creek.
The main walk continues along the gently climbing Bloodwood trail, named for its bloodwood trees with their crumbly red bark. For a 4km loop walk, skip Old Man Banksia track and connect with Scribbly Gum track. Or, stretch your legs on the steeper stretches of Old Man Banksia track before following Scribbly Gum track through lovely open woodland of scribbly gums. From here, you can join gentle Wetlands walk which takes you back to the carpark and picnic area.
These peaceful walks are a great way to discover Cattai National Park’s diverse remnant forest, just 1 hour from Sydney. Year-round you’ll enjoy wildflowers and spot some of the 150 bird species that visit, from glossy black cockatoos to rare regent honeyeaters.
After your walk, refuel with lunch at the picnic area. Bring your fishing rod, or kayak along Cattai Creek to the Hawkesbury River. Nearby, you can camp at Cattai campground and explore historic Cattai Homestead, or head to Scheyville National Park for more walks.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Scheyville office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. Closed public holidays.
- 02 4580 2750
- 71 Memorial Drive, Scheyville 2756
- in Cattai National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Cattai National Park opens from 8am to 5pm (May to October) and 8am to 8pm (November to April). The park may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Park entry fees:
$8 per vehicle per day (including motorbikes). Day passes are available from on-park pay machines that accept coins and credit cards, and you can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.Buy annual pass