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Mitchell Park walking tracks

Cattai National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Mitchell Park walking tracks.

Track grading

Grade 3

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

    1hr 30min - 2hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    6km loop

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

Mitchell Park walking tracks are located in the Mitchell Park area of Cattai National Park.

To get there from Sydney:

  • Take the A2 motorway towards Windsor
  • Turn right onto Pitt Town Road at McGraths Hill and continue onto Cattai Road
  • Turn right onto Mitchell Park Road, veer left onto Creek Flat Road
  • Follow Creek Flat Road to the end

You can also take Old Northern Road and Wisemans Ferry Road to reach Mitchell Park Road.

Road quality

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available along the roadside in Mitchell Park.

By bike

Bicycles are permitted on access roads, but not on walking tracks.

Facilities

  • Toilets and picnic tables are available at Mitchell Park picnic area.
  • Drinking water is not available in this area.
  • A Field Study Centre at Mitchell Park can be hired by school groups or tour groups. Hire fee applies. This basic facility includes a classroom, kitchen, toilets and showers.

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

Mitchell Park walking tracks close on Total Fire Ban days. Refer to the NSW Rural Fire Service website before you set out.

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 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.

Please take care and supervise children at all times along the creek.

Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

  • While these walking tracks are hard or no wheelchair access, nearby Mitchell Park picnic area offers medium access for wheelchairs, prams and visitors with limited mobility.
  • The picnic area is mostly flat, with grass and gravel terrain, and easy access from parking on Creek Flat Road. Some assistance may be required on grass.
  • A wheelchair-accessible toilet is located around 200m from the picnic area.

Permitted

Fishing

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

Prohibited

Cycling

Bikes, including trail bikes, are not permitted on walking tracks.

Horses

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.

Mitchell Park walking tracks

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Park info

  • 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). The park has pay and display machines -cash and credit cards accepted..

    Buy annual pass