Dharug National Park

A view from the Eastern Commission Track

General info

Dharug NP is on the northern side of the Hawkesbury River, near Wisemans Ferry. The best known feature of the park is an impressive convict-built section of the Old Great North Road at Devines Hill. Stonework can also be seen several kilometres east at Finch's Ascent.

The park also has walking trails and a camping area at Mill Creek. There is another camping area at Ten Mile Hollow, but this is only accessible by walking.

There are also two powerline access tracks in the park which can be followed by foot or on mountain bike. These are the Western Commission (or WBD) Track near Roses Creek and the Eastern Commission Track near Gunderman. Both are locked to motor vehicles.

Clares Bridge is one of the oldest bridges on the Australian mainland

Some walks

Old Great North Road (Devines Hill)1 hourNoWisemans Ferry Rd
Devines Hill to Finch's ascent4 hoursYesWisemans Ferry Rd
Shepherds Gully1-2 hoursNoSettlers Rd
Grass tree circuit1 hourYesWisemans Ferry Rd
Mill Creek circuit4-5 hoursYesWisemans Ferry Rd
Western Commission (WBD) track to Old Great North Rd2.5 hours (one way)NoWisemans Ferry Rd
Eastern Commission track (east of Gunderman) to trig station2.5 hours (one way)NoWisemans Ferry Rd

* = Durations are approximate only and assume a reasonable level of fitness. Unless otherwise stated, all times include the return walk.
** = A circuit is where the outward and return legs of the walk follow different routes.

Aboriginal tool sharpening grooves.


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