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Second Ponds Creek walk

Rouse Hill Regional Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Second Ponds Creek walk.

Track grading

Grade 5

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  • Time

    15 - 45min

  • Quality of markings

    No directional signage

  • Gradient

    Flat

  • Distance

    1km loop

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    Second Ponds Creek walk is in Rouse Hill Regional Park, in western Sydney. To get there from Sydney:

    • Exit the M7 at Old Windsor Road (which eventually becomes Windsor Road) and turn right to travel north
    • At Rouse Hill, turn left into Rouse Road
    • Turn right into Worcester Road entrance, then follow the road to its end at the main carpark.
    • he walk begins at the playground and picnic area.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available at Rouse Hill picnic area carpark. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.

    Best times to visit

    Rouse Hill Regional Park is a great place to visit all year round. Head to the park for an early morning jog in spring, a weekend picnic in the winter sun or enjoy a day of bike riding in autumn.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    17°C and 28°C

    Highest recorded

    41.7°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    4°C and 19°C

    Lowest recorded

    –3.9°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    February

    Driest month

    July

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    250mm

    Facilities

    • Please take your rubbish with you when you leave the park.
    • There are rainwater tanks, but it is recommended that you boil this water before drinking.
    • Toilet facilities are located near the oval and at the pavilions.

    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.

    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 cycling safety tips.

    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 - medium

    Assistance may be required to access this area

    Permitted

    Pets

    You can walk your dog at this location. See other regional parks in NSW that have dog walking areas.

    Prohibited

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Second Ponds Creek walk

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    Park info

    • in Rouse Hill Regional Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
    • Rouse Hill Regional Park park gates open 8am all year round and close at 5pm (May to Sept) and 8pm (Oct to Apr). The park may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    Second Ponds Creek Walk, Rouse Hill Regional Park. Photo: John Yurasek