Watagans National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Watagans National Park.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
- Travel south along the F3 Expressway and take the Awaba exit at Ryhope
- Turn right onto Cessnock Road and then left onto Freemans Drive at Freemans Waterhole
- Turn right onto Mount Faulk Road from Freemans Drive just after crossing over the F3 expressway for the second time
- Follow Mount Faulk Road uphill into the park
- Travel north along the F3 Expressway and take the Morriset/Coorangbong exit near Freemans Waterhole
- Turn left into Freemans Drive, and travel south to Martinsville Road on the left.
- Follow Martinville Road to Watagan Road on the left and follow uphill to Watagan Forest Road
- Turn right and follow approximately 6km to the park
- Travel from Cessnock to Kitchener and Quorrobolong via Quorrobolong Road
- Turn left into Sandy Creek Road and travel east for 5km
- Turn right into Heaton Road then onto Watagan Road (unsealed) which will bring you to the northern end of the Watagans
Park entry points
- Heaton Road access See on map
- Mount Faulk Road access See on map
- Watagan Forest HQ See on map
- Watagan Forest road access See on map
The roads in Watagans National Park are unsealed, and accessible by 2WD in dry conditions only. 4WDs should be used at all other times. 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
- 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)
- Dry weather only
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information
By public transport
There is no public transport to Watagans National Park.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Watagans National Park.
Camp at Gap Creek or Bangalow campground and enjoy a campfire as the sun sets.
Cooling off at Boarding House Dam is especially popular during summer months Enjoy the moist and cool Circuit walking track .
Late winter sees the bloom of Illawara flame trees which can be seen across the valley from Gap Creek lookout Check out the views from the various lookouts, while the air is crisp and clean .
Weather, temperature and rainfall
16°C and 30°C
5°C and 16°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- in the North Coast region
Watagans National Park is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather, roads closures or high fire danger.
Lake Munmorah office
02 4972 9000
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4pm.
- 1 Blue Wren Drive, Wybung NSW 2259
- Lake Munmorah office
02 4320 4200
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, hours vary.
- 59 Girrakool Rd, Somersby, NSW 2250
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