Dharug National Park

Explore the World Heritage-listed Old Great North Road, go camping, mountain biking or canoeing at Dharug National Park near Wisemans Ferry, northwest of Sydney.

Dharug National Park covers rugged bushland just north of the Hawkesbury river, with dramatic sandstone cliffs and a variety of natural habitats. It’s the perfect place to escape to on a daytrip or for a weekend getaway.

There is loads to explore; take a walk, mountain bike or guided tour into history along the Old Great North Road - World Heritage walk; built by up to 720 convicts between 1826 and 1836. Download the Convict Road app before heading out to accompany you along the track. Take a canoe or kayak out to explore the Hawkesbury river or camp out under the stars at Mill creek or Ten Mile Hollow campground.

The park is bursting with bird and animal life, you’re likely to see gang-gang cockatoos, satin bowerbirds and green catbirds on the mountain slopes and, if you’re camping overnight, be sure to take a torch to look for yellow-bellied and greater gliders and sugar gliders. If you can’t see the yellow-bellied glider, you may well hear their loud shrieking and gurgling calls.

Nearby events

  1. Fermenting Vegetables Workshop

    Saturday 02 March 2019 to Sunday 17 November 2019 , Hawkesbury

    EMU Wellness Workshop - Fermenting Vegetables. Kim Chi, Sauerkraut Varieties, Cultured Vegetables, Probiotic Dips. This workshop is for you if you want to get easy recipes and ideas for incorporating fermented vegetables into your diet. …

    02 Mar - 17 Nov
  2. Collectors Plant Fair

    Event dates to be confirmed: April 2019 , Hawkesbury

    The Collectors' Plant Fair will be held at the historic Hawkesbury Race Club, Clarendon, NSW. Clarendon is between Richmond and Windsor. The fair showcases 50 specialist nurseries selling distinctive and hard-to-come-by plants, books…