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Nattai National Park

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

From Thirlmere Lakes National Park:

  • Vehicle access points are located at Wollondilly lookout off Wombeyan Caves Road (follow Wombeyan Caves Road from Mittagong heading west for approx 30km) and off Wattle Ridge Road (turn off Wilson Drive at Hill Top onto Coates Road then Wattle Ridge Road and follow for approx 7km).

From Mittagong:

  • Go south on Old Hume Highway for 5.6km and then onto Hume Highway/State Route 31.
  • After 1.6 km, take the exit towards Cole Vale, then the first exit onto Church Avenue.
  • After 5,8km, turn left towards West Parade, and then right onto West Parade.
  • Keep going onto Wattle Ridge Road and after 7.5km, take a slight left onto Natai Road. After 10km, you’ll reach Nattai National Park.

From Picton:

  • Take Rememberance Driveway/State Route 89, turn right onto Bango River after 9.3km, and then left onto West Parade. Keep going on Wilson Drive before turning right onto Coates Road and then take the second right onto Wattel Ridge Road. Natta National Park is 10km along NattaI Road.

Parking

By bike

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

By public transport

Nattai National Park is not accessible by public transportation.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Nattai National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

Mild weather and misty mornings; a great time to explore some of the longer hikes in the park, including Starlight's trail and Couridjah Corridor walk.

Spring

Enjoy the incredible array of wildflowers that cover the ground in the rainforests and the mild weather.

Summer

Swim or canoe in the lakes and rivers.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

22°C and 27°C

Highest recorded

42.8°C

Winter temperature

Average

12°C and 15°C

Lowest recorded

-10° C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

247.4mm

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.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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).

Prohibited

Pets

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.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Nattai National Park

Contact

Nearby towns

Mittagong (35 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.

www.visitnsw.com

Bowral (39 km)

Spring is tulip time while summer has fragrant roses and autumn, flowering bulbs. Bowral Tulip Festival runs from the end of September until early October; the Autumn Garden Festival is held in May.

www.visitnsw.com

Picton (42 km)

Discover Picton's fine heritage architecture on a self-guided walking tour or visit historic Tahmoor House (limited open days). Enjoy a traditionally-brewed beer at George 4th Inn, opened in 1839 for travellers along the Great South Road.

www.sydney.com

World Heritage Drive, Nattai National Park. Photo: Johh Spencer