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Jilliby State Conservation Area

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Jilliby State Conservation Area.

Getting there and parking

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    To Jilliby (southern section) from Wyong:

    • Follow Yarramalong Road west to Red Hill Road on the left in Ourimbah State Forest
    • Head south through Ourimbah State Forest, uphill to the intersection of Wallaby Road, and turn right.
    • Continue west, along Red Hill Road, to the park boundary at Prestons Ridge Road.

    To Jilliby (central section) from Wyong:

    • Take Hue Hue Road to Jilliby Road
    • Turn left onto Watagan Forest Road and proceed 6km to the park boundary

    To Jilliby (northern section) From Cooranbong:

    • Turn onto Martinsville Road at the Fire Station from Freemans Drive
    • Keep left, uphill along Wattagan Road, to Martinsville Hill Road and onto the park boundary.

    Park entry points


    Road quality

    The roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed and accessible by 4WD only. Gates and roads may be temporarily closed to prevent damage when wet. Please contact Lake Munmorah office on 02 4972 9000 for more information.

    • Unsealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • All roads require 4WD vehicle

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    Jilliby State Conservation Area is not readily accessible by public transport. The closest railway stations are located in Wyong (10km) and Morisset (25 km).

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Jilliby State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.


    Cooler months are a great time to jump in your 4WD and go for a car touring adventure to enjoy the forests in all their autumn glory.


    Spring is a perfect time to enjoy long bushwalks, bike rides and horseback rides through the parks many trails.


    When the weather is too hot to work up a sweat, enjoy a picnic in the beautiful picnic areas at Muirs lookout and Stoney Ridge.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    17°C and 27°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    7°C and 17°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day




    Picnic tables

    Barbecue facilities

    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.

    Yambo Forest Road is only suitable for 4WD vehicles between Jilliby Road and Mandalong Road.

    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).



    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.

    Jilliby State Conservation Area


    Nearby towns

    Wyong (11 km)

    Wyong is a bustling township and the centre for Wyong Shire. There's something for everyone, as it's close to the Central Coast's lakes, beaches and wooded valleys.

    Morisset (15 km)

    Morisset is a gateway to the Watagan Mountains. It's a resort and residential town close to huge state forest. It's situated on Lake Macquarie between water and woodlands.

    Gosford (31 km)

    Gosford is a great destination for a family day trip or holiday. It's situated on Brisbane Water National Park and surrounded by state forests, lakes and beaches.