Dharug National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Dharug National Park.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
From Sydney take Galston Road from Hornsby or the Old Northern Road from Castle Hill or Dural, these roads join at Middle Dural to become the Old Northern Road. This takes you north to Wisemans Ferry, where you can take your car across the Hawkesbury river on the car ferry or leave it on the south side and cross as a pedestrian to enter the park. From Gosford and the Central Coast take Peats Ridge Road off the F3 and then Wisemans Ferry Road from Central Mangrove to the Mill Creek campground and picnic area.
Park entry points
- Wisemans Ferry Road access See on map
- Mill Creek campground See on map
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Dharug National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
The water has warmed up nicely by late summer so autumn is great for kayaking and canoeing along the Hawkesbury river.
The spring months are perfect for enjoying more strenuous activities in the park, like the longer walks and mountain bike riding. It's also the perfect time to see wildflowers.
The park is still stunning in winter and walking on sunny days is very pleasant. It can be cold at night so bring warm gear if you're camping.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
13°C and 27°C
8°C and 18°C
February and March
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- in the Sydney and surrounds region
Dharug National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
02 6574 5555
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm.
- 2156 Putty Road, Bulga NSW 2330
- Bulga office
Windsor (48 km)
Explore Windsor's historic buildings, including St Matthew's Anglican Church (1817), Windsor Court House (1822), and the Macquarie Arms Hotel (1815). Bring a picnic or your boat and enjoy the beautiful riverside parks in Windsor including Howe Park and Governor Phillip Park.
Sydney City Centre (80 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.
Explore the beautiful Hawkesbury River with Australia's Last River Boat Postman, or sample fresh oysters at a casual riverside cafe. Start your Hawkesbury adventure with a seaplane flight from Sydney to a local restaurant by the river.