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Cattai National Park

Overview

Cattai National Park protects significant historic sites, but also offers loads of activities, like camping, canoeing, fishing, barbecues, bike riding and bird watching.

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Cattai National Park is a fantastic place for a family daytrip or a weekend getaway. There are two parts to the park: the popular Cattai Farm area, flanked by the mighty Hawkesbury River, and the quieter Mitchell Park area.

Each section offers a fantastic experience in the great outdoors; Cattai Farm is great if you’re looking for a weekend camping trip, some canoeing or a big family barbecue. There’s also plenty of space for games and for children to ride bikes. History buffs will be interested to know that this parcel of land is an intact land grant given to a First Fleet settler – be sure to stop by the historic sites within this part of the park.

Mitchell Park is more secluded, so it’s the place to be if you’re looking for a relaxing afternoon in the great outdoors. It’s also a good spot for fishing – you might catch carp or bass. If you feel like stretching your legs, there’s 5km of walking tracks that takes you through native vegetation, including scribbly gum forest and tall bloodwoods.

Cattai’s closeness to Sydney suburbs makes it an excellent choice for a day out and a great place to take the kids on their first camping trip.

Highlights in this park

  • Parents sit outside their tent beside the Hawkesbury River while their kids play soccer, at Cattai campground in Cattai National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH Special Offer

    Cattai campground

    Enjoy a weekend away camping at Cattai National Park along the Hawkesbury River. Go walking, camping, canoeing and bike riding before cooking up a bar...

  • A family enjoys a barbecue lunch in a picnic shed at Cattai Farm picnic area in Cattai National Park, on the Hawkesbury River. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

    Cattai Farm picnic area

    Ideal for a picnic or barbecue, Cattai Farm picnic area is located close to historic sites on the Hawkesbury River banks. Visit for birdwatching and p...

  • Historic grain silos, Cattai National Park. Photo: Photo: John Yurasek

    Cattai Homestead and historic farm buildings

    Cattai Homestead and historic farm buildings near Windsor, just north of Sydney, are an important part of Australian history and a must-see for histor...

  • The green, tree-lined space of Mitchell Park picnic area, Cattai National Park. Photo: Cameron Wade/the photographer

    Mitchell Park picnic area

    Spend a relaxing afternoon at Mitchell Park picnic area in Cattai National Park. Enjoy a barbecue lunch, walk through native bushland and go fishing i...

 

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NSW national parks in Sydney and surrounds have the best vantage points to see whales during their annual migration, which takes place from May to November. Plan your next coastal adventure on the Wild About Whales website.

 The Coast track, Royal National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

Contact

  • in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Cattai National Park park gates open at 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.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day (including motorbikes). The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring credit card or correct coins.

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Cattai River lookout, Cattai National Park. Photo: John Yurasek