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Parr State Conservation Area

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Wisemans Ferry:

    • Take Webb Creek Ferry across Hawkesbury River, then follow St Albans Road (heading north).
    • After 5km, turn left into Webbs Creek Mountain Road, which is gravel, where you see multiple letterboxes.
    • After driving up the hill, turn off into the open cut area at the crest when you see a locked gate. This indicates the beginning of Womerah Range trail.
    • Park at the Old Quarry, about 100m from the gate or, for those with a permit, continue on through the gate.

    Park entry points

    By bike

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

    By public transport

    There is no public transport available at Parr State Conservation Area.

    Best times to visit

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

    Autumn

    Cooler temperatures make for great hiking and cycling conditions.

    Spring

    The milder temperatures make this an ideal time for hiking and, as though purely for your viewing pleasure, wildflowers decorate the surrounding bushland.

    Winter

    For the adventurous, this is a great time of year to tackle an epic mountain bike ride on Womerah Range trail.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    16°C and 26.5°C

    Highest recorded

    50°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    6.6°C and 16.6°C

    Lowest recorded

    -0.1°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    September

    Driest month

    March

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    230mm

    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 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).

    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.

    Parr State Conservation Area

    Contact

    Nearby towns

    Parramatta (65 km)

    Parramatta offers a fascinating insight into early colonial life in Australia. Don't miss a visit to Old Government House, now one of 11 Australian Convict Sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

    www.sydney.com

    Gosford (104 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.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Hawkesbury area

    Explore the beautiful Hawkesbury River with Australia's Last River Boat Postman, or sample fresh oysters at a casual riverside cafe. Start your Hawkesbury adventure with a seaplane flight from Sydney to a local restaurant by the river.

    www.sydney.com