Dharawal National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Dharawal National Park.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
You can access the park through any of three entry points.
From Helensburgh to the park’s eastern entry, turn left onto Old Princes Highway/State Route 60. Turn right onto Darkes Forest Road and continue along to the park entry at Maddens Falls.
From Campbelltown to the park’s northwestern entry, head south on Wedderburn Road, then turn right onto Minerva Road. Continue onto Lysaght Road, and turn left onto Victoria Road and continue to the park entry.
From Bulli Tops to the park’s southern entry, head north on Appin Road/State Route 69 and continue towards Fire Road. You can access the park from the locked gate for the 10B management trail.
Park entry points
- Minerva Pool walking track See on map
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
Best times to visit
Dharawal National Park is a great place to visit all year round. Head to the park for a refreshing dip during summer, a weekend picnic in the winter sun, some wildflower spotting during spring or an autumn walk or bike ride.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
17°C and 26°C
6°C and 16°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- in the Sydney and surrounds and South Coast regions
Dharawal National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
- Wollongong office
02 4224 4188
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
- Unit G Ground Floor, 84 Crown Street, Wollongong NSW 2500
- Email: NPWSIllawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au
- Wollongong office
Campbelltown (14 km)
For nature lovers, the Macarthur region has plenty of natural attractions. Explore nature reserves and wildlife trails or see spectacular native flora and fauna at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan, the largest botanic garden in Australia.
Appin (22 km)
Follow the 'Burragorang and Bushrangers' drive from Picton through Oakdale, Nattai, The Oaks, Mount Hunter and then via Razorback Lookout to Picton.
Wollongong (30 km)
There are plenty of opportunities for adventure activities in and around Wollongong ranging from surfing and swimming to sailing, hang gliding, paragliding, cycling and abseiling. Wollongong is the only place in NSW where you can skydive onto the beach.