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Guula Ngurra National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Guula Ngurra National Park.

Getting there and parking

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    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


    Road quality

    • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • Most roads suitable for 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • 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

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Camping safety

    Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

    Fire safety

    During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

    Fishing safety

    Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Wildlife safety

    Keep yourself and our wildlife safe by understanding the risks of wildlife encounters and how to avoid them.

    What's permitted



    A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

    What's prohibited

    Gathering firewood


    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Guula Ngurra National Park


    • 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.

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    Nearby towns

    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.