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Turon National Park

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

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    From Sydney:

    • Drive to Richmond, then follow State Route 40 along Bells Line of Road, through to Lithgow.
    • Turn right onto Great Western Highway, diverge right onto Castlereagh Highway and merge onto State Route 86, heading for Mudgee.
    • At Capertree, drive 1km further west on Castlereagh Highway and turn left onto gravel road to Turon National Park.
    • Alternatively, follow Great Western Highway up through Blue Mountains and head west to Lithgow, then Castlereagh Highway towards Mudgee, then turn left 1km past Capertee to Turon National Park.

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • 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

    Turon National Park is not accessible by public transport.

    Best times to visit

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

    Autumn

    The cooler days make it a good time to enjoy the more active adventures in the park – such as remote bushwalking or mountain biking. Or take a tour from the comfort of your 4WD.

    Spring

    Thanks to bird migrations in the area, this is a fantastic time for keen birdwatchers to visit and see many interesting species. The mild weather also makes it a perfect time for camping with the kids.

    Summer

    Enjoy camping in the summer and cool off by paddling, swimming, fishing or canoeing on the river when the days are hot.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    7°C and 26°C

    Highest recorded

    25.2°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    -1°C and 10°C

    Lowest recorded

    -0.2°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    April

    Driest month

    January

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    135mm

    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.

    Turon National Park

    Contact

    Nearby towns

    Lithgow (45 km)

    Hassans Walls Lookout, near Lithgow, is the highest in the Blue Mountains. Admire Mt Wilson, Mt York, Mt Tarana and Mt Blaxland as well as the pretty Hartley Valley below. To the south are the Kanimbla and Megalong valley and Mt Bindo. While there, go for a walk or ride around the lookout.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Sydney City Centre (185 km)

    No trip to Sydney is complete without spending some time in the city’s beautiful parks. Whether it’s in central areas like Hyde Park or the Royal Botanic Gardens or further out in Centennial Parklands, there’s plenty of green space to go out and enjoy.

    www.sydney.com

    A track winding along the Turon river. Photo:D.Noble