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O’Hares Creek lookout walking track

Dharawal National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about O’Hares Creek lookout walking track.

Track grading

Grade 1

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

    1hr 30min - 2hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Flat

  • Distance

    2.8km return

  • Steps

    No steps

  • Quality of path

    Well-formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    O'Hares Creek lookout walking track is in the Wedderburn precinct 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 for 700m. Park near entrance gate.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available near the entrance gate to O'Hares Creek lookout walking track.

    Best times to visit

    Dharawal National Park is a great place to visit all year round. Head to the park for a refreshing dip during summer, a weekend picnic in the winter sun, some wildflower spotting during spring or an autumn walk or bike ride.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    17°C and 26°C

    Highest recorded

    42°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    6°C and 16°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.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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.

    Accessibility

    Disability access level - easy

    • The flat bitumen track heads through woodland to a raised steel mesh lookout. It's suitable for wheelchairs, prams, and visitors with limited mobility.
    • There's a seat opposite the start of the track, to rest before or after the walk.

    Easy access is free of obstacles such as steps, rough terrain or significant slopes, and may have ramps or boardwalks.

    Prohibited

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Pets

    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.

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in this park. Find out more about pets in parks.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    O’Hares Creek lookout walking track

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    O'Hares Creek lookout walking track, Dharawal National Park. Photo: V Harnadi