Wolli Creek walking track
Wolli Creek Regional Park
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.
- Wolli Creek Regional Park
- 2km one-way
- Time suggested
- 20 - 30min
- Grade 3
- What to
- Hat, drinking water, sunscreen
- Please note
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 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
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- in Wolli Creek Regional Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Wolli Creek Regional Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger
All the practical information you need to know about Wolli Creek walking track.
Grade 3Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
20 - 30min
Quality of markings
Short steep hills
Quality of path
Formed track, some obstacles
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 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.
The sunny, mild days of autumn are perfect for a walk or the kids to play in the playground.
Enjoy the wildflowers along the walking track and bring your binoculars for birdwatching.
Take time out for a family picnic under the shady trees.
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
18°C and 27°C
8°C and 18°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
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.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
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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.
Wolli Creek walking track is in Wolli Creek Regional Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:
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.
- Bat watch picnic Bring the family to watch thousands of bats take to the sky after sunset at Turrella Reserve next to Wolli Creek Regional Park. Pack a picnic and enjoy the spectacle and batty activities for all ages.
- 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
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
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.