Connect with nature in your neighbourhood and join us for a day of exploration and family fun on Saturday 14th March between 10-2pm! Pack a picnic, bring your walking shoes and explore the bushland that surrounds us in the Hawkesbury and Hills Districts.

Experience the magic of Mitchell Park, part of Cattai National Park in the north west of Sydney. NSW National Parks is opening its gates for the day, welcoming the community to enjoy what this area has to offer. Bring the family, pack a picnic and put on your walking shoes as we introduce you to all the hidden treasures in the park.

Have you ever wondered where lace monitors come from, what that noise on your roof is, and why your neighbour’s dog next door barks at the fence at dusk? Find out the answers and get involved with a range of activities on the day, including:

  • Free bushwalks
  • Free activities for the kids and family – guided bushwalks, children’s yard and relay games, Dr Ian Jack – Arndell family and Cattai talk, bird observers’ walk, bird/possum box making workshop, and a family treasure hunt.
  • Check out sustainable displays in the field studies centre
  • WilderQuest exploration station
  • Free vehicle entry to this park will be available on this day only
  • Exhibitors including Hawkesbury Historical Society, Cumberland Bird Observers, WIRES – Hawkesbury Area, Hawkesbury Council – Bushcare & Community Nursery Division and importantly Cafe2U Coffee Cart with sandwiches, coffee, tea and drinks!

Family $20 (2 x adult and up to 3 x child) per family. Adult $10 per person. Child (4-16 years) $5 per person. Children under 4 free.

Getting there:

Mitchell Park picnic area is located in the Mitchell Park section of Cattai National Park. To get there:

  • Take Mitchell Park Road from the Cattai Road or Wisemans Ferry Road
  • The picnic area is located in the large field downhill from the entry gate