Wondabyne to Patonga walking track
Brisbane Water National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Wondabyne to Patonga walking track.
Grade 4Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
8 - 9hrs
Quality of markings
Quality of path
Rough track, many obstacles
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
Wondabyne to Patonga walking track is within Brisbane Water National Park. Whichever end you choose to walk from, the easiest way to get there is by public transport.
- Catch a train to Wondabyne railway station
- Catch the ferry to Patonga Wharf
Park entry points
- Patonga See on map
Parking is not available; access is via a walking track.
By public transport
Wondabyne train station is an optional stop, and any passenger wishing to alight at the station must inform the guard of their intention to do so. They should then travel in the last carriage of the train and exit through the rear door only.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Brisbane Water National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
The cooler weather makes it a perfect time to find a waterfall walking track, and keep an eye out for ancient Aboriginal engravings along the way.
Pack a picnic lunch and soak up the delightful sights and sounds of spring. Relax among the wildflowers and wildlife as the Hawkesbury River flows by.
Take advantage of the warmer summer weather and paddle down Patonga Creek or Mooney Mooney Creek in a canoe.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
15°C and 27°C
5°C and 19°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.
Drinking/cooking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
Maps and downloads
- in Brisbane Water National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Two picnic areas within the park close of an evening:
- Girrakool picnic area is open 9am to 5pm every day
- Somersby Falls picnic area is open 8am to 8pm during daylight savings and is open 8am to 5pm at other times
Other areas of Brisbane Water National Park will be open at all times, however may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Park entry fees:
$8 per vehicle per day applies at Girrakool and Somersby Falls picnic areas. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.
You will need a permit to hold a wedding or undertake commercial photography within the park.Buy annual pass