Dharawal National Park

Walking and bike tracks, waterfalls and rock pools; Dharawal National Park near Helensburgh, an important place for Aboriginal people, is a great place to spend the day.

Dharawal National Park offers a diverse bushland experience in southern Sydney. Sustained by a distinctive network of creeks, including the ecologically-important O'Hares Creek catchment, this leafy park is of great significance to the Dharawal Aboriginal people and protects a number of special Aboriginal sites.

The park’s ancient landscape is a contrast of tall eucalypts, heaths, swamps, waterfalls and rockpools. There’s plenty to see and do for the day; take a short walk to Maddens Falls, stop by Stokes Creek for a swim and picnic lunch or ride your mountain bike along one of the park’s trails. Dharawal National Park is one of NSW's newest, so NPWS is working to provide additional low key facilities for your enjoyment.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for wildlife among the eucalypt trees, frogs and the diverse birdlife flitting through the park’s trees, swamps and skies.

Nearby events

  1. Borrowed Scenery

    Wednesday 20 February 2019 to Sunday 10 March 2019 , Campbelltown

    For centuries, women have been the subjects of male artists, inserted into scenes framed by the male gaze. Borrowed Scenery explores what happens when the subjects of this gaze look back, step outside the frame, and assert their own vision…

    20 Feb - 10 Mar
  2. Seniors Save the Date 2019

    Wednesday 20 February 2019 to Sunday 24 February 2019 , Campbelltown

    The 2019 NSW Seniors Festival “Love Your Life” is for people over 60, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over the age of 50 people and over 50 that have a lifelong disability. Campbelltown City Council will be hosting a range of…

    20 Feb - 24 Feb
  3. Notice of Motion

    Wednesday 20 February 2019 to Sunday 13 October 2019 , Campbelltown

    This exhibition brings together works from the Campbelltown City Council permanent collection selected by the Councillors of Campbelltown. Referencing a common phrase used by Concillors at Council Meetings, a ‘Notice of Motion’ is a…

    20 Feb - 13 Oct