Wolli Creek walking track

Wolli Creek Regional Park

Overview

It’s such a treat to be able to take a bushwalk in the city. Look out for the amazing birdlife and enjoy the serenity of this short and easy walk.

Where
Wolli Creek Regional Park
Distance
2km one-way
Time suggested
20 - 30min
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
What to
bring
Hat, drinking water, sunscreen
Please note
  • If you feel like a longer day walk, you can take the Two Valley trail from Campsie to Bexley North – it’s 13km in length, but there are some good places to stop for a coffee along the way
  • Girahween picnic area at the Bardwell Park end of the walk is a good place to stop for a picnic or barbecue

Wolli Creek walking track is a 2km section of the Two Valley trail, linking Campsie to Bexley North via a riverside trail that passes through Canterbury, Undercliffe and Bardwell Park. The park is a very special area, forming a vital vegetation corridor that assists native plants to survive because of its dense bush habitat for the insects and birds that pollinate the plants.

If you live in the local area, this short track is great for a brisk morning walk. Early morning and dusk are good times to spot the local wildlife; look for Australian pelicans hunting for fish, egrets with their long necks and tawny frogmouths camouflaged in the trees.

If you don’t live in the area, you can easily access this peaceful walk from one of the train stations along the route, including Turella, Bardwell Park, and Bexley North. The longer Two Valley trail can be accessed from a number of points along its 13km.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/wolli-creek-walking-track/local-alerts

General enquiries

Park info

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Wolli Creek walking track.

Track grading

Grade 3

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

    20 - 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    2km one-way

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

You can start the Wolli Creek walking track at Girahween picnic area or from Turrella Reserve.

From Turrella, take Hannam Street, Loftus Street or Reede Street towards the train line and cross the foot bridge to Turella Reserve.

From  Bardwell Park, travel north along Hartill-Law Ave and turn right onto Fauna Street. Look for the path to Girahween at the end of the road.

From Earlwood, take Hocking Avenue off Homer Street and then take the first left onto Banks Road. After about 300m turn right on Arncliffe Road and then take the pathway to Turrella Reserve.

Parking

Parking is available at Fauna Street, Arncliffe Road and Henderson Street.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Wolli Creek Regional Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

The sunny, mild days of autumn are perfect for a walk or the kids to play in the playground.

Spring

Enjoy the wildflowers along the walking track and bring your binoculars for birdwatching.

Summer

Take time out for a family picnic under the shady trees.

Winter

The wildflowers begin to emerge in late winter. Make the most of a sunny day and come and see nature bursting into life.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

18°C and 27°C

Highest recorded

43.4°C

Winter temperature

Average

8°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded

–0.1°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

216.2mm

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).

Permitted

Pets

Dogs are permitted in this part of the park – you will need to keep them on a leash at all times and remember to pick up after them.

Prohibited

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Nearby towns

Parramatta (71 km)

Parramatta offers a fascinating insight into early colonial life in Australia. Don't miss a visit to Old Government House, now one of 11 Australian Convict Sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

www.sydney.com

Sydney City Centre (47 km)

No trip to Sydney is complete without spending some time in the city’s beautiful parks. Whether it’s in central areas like Hyde Park or the Royal Botanic Gardens or further out in Centennial Parklands, there’s plenty of green space to go out and enjoy.

www.sydney.com

Learn more

Wolli Creek walking track is in Wolli Creek Regional Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

Bird haven

Superb fairy wren (Malurus cyaneus), Wolli Creek Regional Park. Photo: Ingo Oeland

Wolli Creek Regional Park is an important habitat for a variety of birds. Look for cormorants and darters as you're walking by the creek and keep an eye out for blue wrens and finches on the edge of the open lawns. In the sky you may catch a glimpse of brown goshawks and peregrine falcons on patrol.

  • Wolli Creek walking track It’s such a treat to be able to take a bushwalk in the city. Look out for the amazing birdlife and enjoy the serenity of this short and easy walk.

Stretch your legs in the city

Wolli Creek walking track, Wolli Creek Regional Park. Photo: John Spencer

Just because you live in the city, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the bush. Go for a run, take a leisurely stroll with the dog or let the kids burn off some energy on the trails and in the play areas. Wander the Wolli Creek walking track with its sandstone cliffs or walk the entire Two Valley trail. There are also several gorgeous spots around Wolli Creek Regional Park to meet family and friends for a barbecue or picnic. Relax on a rug while the kids play at the playground at Turrella Lawns or enjoy a quiet family picnic in the shade at Girrahween picnic area.

  • Girrahween picnic area Enjoy a barbecue and laze under the trees at Girahween picnic area in Wolli Creek and leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind.

Plants and animals you may see

Animals

  • Grey headed flying fox hanging from a tree branch. Photo: Shane Ruming/OEH

    Grey-headed flying fox (Pteropus poliocephalus)

    The grey-headed flying fox is one of several threatened Australian animals and the largest Australian native bat, with a wingspan that extends up to 1m. Known to inhabit woodlands, rainforests and urban regions, these fascinating nocturnal mammals congregate in large roost sites along the east coast of NSW.

Environments in this park

Education resources (1)

Wolli Creek Walking Track, Wolli Creek Regional Park. Photo: John Spencer