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Mill Creek – Grass Track Circuit Bushwalk

Mill Creek – Grass Track Circuit Bushwalk

Suitable for the whole family, the easy Grass Tree circuit follows a level path through forest teeming with birdlife.

WhereDharug National ParkDistance1.6km loopTime suggested30min – 1hrGradeGrade 3PriceFreeOpening timesGrass Tree circuit is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

What to
bringHat, sunscreenPlease note

The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch

Pack a picnic and get the family together for a great day out exploring Dharug National Park along Grass Tree circuit. This easy, undulating walking track starts near Mill Creek picnic area and meanders through rainforest and grass tree forest. It’s a family-friendly bushwalking option near the Hawkesbury.

Look up into the trees for cackling kookaburras, tiny fairy wrens and honeyeaters. This is also home to the shy lyrebird, although you’ll have to be quiet or you’ll scare them into the undergrowth. There’s also a chance you’ll see a goanna or two, sunning themselves on nearby rocks.

Track grading

Grade 3
Learn more about the grading system Features of this track

Time
30min – 1hr

Quality of markings
Clearly sign posted

Gradient
Gentle hills

Distance
1.6km loop

Steps
Many steps

Quality of path
Formed track, some obstacles

Experience required
No experience required

Getting there and parking

Grass Tree circuit is in the Mill Creek precinct of Dharug National Park. To get there:

Travel along Wisemans Ferry Road to Mill Creek campground (20km from Spencer).
Turn right into Mill Creek, where you’ll find the beginning of the trail.

Parking
Parking is available at Mill Creek picnic area.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Dharug National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
Autumn
The water has warmed up nicely by late summer so autumn is great for kayaking and canoeing along the Hawkesbury river.
Spring
The spring months are perfect for enjoying more strenuous activities in the park, like the longer walks and mountain bike riding. It’s also the perfect time to see wildflowers.
Winter
The park is still stunning in winter and walking on sunny days is very pleasant. It can be cold at night so bring warm gear if you’re camping.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average
13°C and 27°C

Highest recorded
42.9°C

Winter temperature

Average
8°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded
-0.1°C

Rainfall

Wettest month
February and March

Driest month
September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
230.2mm

Facilities

You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.
Drinking water
Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

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