Turon National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Turon National Park.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
- 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
- Lochabar Road access See on map
- Unsealed roads
- All roads require 4WD vehicle
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.
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.
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.
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
7°C and 26°C
-1°C and 10°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- in the Sydney and surrounds region
Turon National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
02 6336 6200
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
- 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW 2787
- Oberon office
Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and Blackheath office
02 4787 8877
Contact hours: 9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 270 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath NSW 2785
- Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and Blackheath office
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.
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.