Garawarra State Conservation Area
All the practical information you need to know about Garawarra State Conservation Area.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
- Take Parkes Street north to Helensburgh Station
- Drive past the station and continue to the end of Wilsons Creek Road
- At the bridge over the railway line, park your car and cross the bridge into the reserve.
Park entry points
- Wilsons Creek Road See on map
- Kellys Falls picnic area See on map
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
By public transport
Garawarra State Conservation Area is accessible by train to Helensburgh Station. Visit the NSW transport info website.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Garawarra State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.
Blooming wildflowers bring large numbers of birds, making it a perfect time for birdwatching.
Beautiful weather for bushwalking and cycling, particularly early in the day.
Clear days, cool weather and low rainfall are perfect for bushwalking.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
17°C and 27°C
7°C and 18°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- in the Sydney and surrounds and South Coast regions
Garawarra is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Royal National Park Visitor Centre
02 9542 0648
1300 072 757 for campground and cottage bookings
Contact hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 2 Lady Carrington Drive, Royal National Park, NSW 2232
- Royal National Park Visitor Centre
Wollongong (37 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.
Campbelltown (52 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.
Sydney City Centre (59 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.