Guula Ngurra National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Guula Ngurra National Park.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
There are 3 entry points to Guula Ngurra National Park, 1 at each area (Little Forest West, Mount Penang and Tugalong).
To get there from Sydney or Goulbourn:
- Follow the M31 and take the Illawarra Highway – Moss Vale exit, following signs to Canyonleigh.
- Continue for 10km on the Canyonleigh Road, then turn right onto Tugalong Road.
From entering Tugalong Road:
- The Little Forest West area entry point is 20km on your left. There is an unlocked gate next to a small Guula Ngurra National Park entry sign.
- The Mount Penang area entry point is 22.5km on your right.
- The Tugalong area entry point is 25km ahead, behind a locked gate.
Park entry points
- Mount Penang access See on map
- Baldy Billy Peak walking track See on map
- Mount Penang loop walk See on map
- Wollondilly River walking track See on map
- Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads
- Most roads suitable for 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Guula Ngurra National Park. Here are some of the highlights:
The weather in Autumn makes it a great time of year to visit the park. The heat of summer has passed and the chill of winter has yet to arrive.
The most popular time to visit, spring sees the park erupt with wildflowers. The conditions are also good for hiking, and the temperature isn’t too hot or too cold.
Maps and downloads
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.
- in the Country NSW region
The Mount Penang and Little Forest West areas of Guula Ngurra National Park are always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
The Tugalong area of Guula Ngurra National Park is open to the public from 8:30am to 5pm on the first weekend of each month (Saturday and Sunday) between 1 March and 30 October. The area is closed to the public at other times to protect sensitive natural and cultural heritage values.
Berrima (50km km)
Berrima is full to the brim with Australian colonial heritage - from its sandstone buildings and historic courthouse to Australia's oldest licensed pub. Who knows, you might even encounter a ghost here.
Mittagong (62km km)
Mittagong has a fine collection of sandstone buildings dating from the early years of European settlement in the mid-19th century. Stroll along Main and Victoria streets to see fine country homes, delightful gardens and specialty shops.
Moss Vale (53km km)
Moss Vale is the rural centre of the Southern Highlands, with its regional livestock saleyards, farmers market and agricultural show. The meandering tree-lined main street and lush gardens make it one of the most picturesque towns in the region.