Brisbane Water National Park

Enjoy the waterfalls & Aboriginal history……

Brisbane Water National Park, near Gosford on the central coast offers great walks, cycling and fishing spots. The park protects ancient Aboriginal rock engraving sites.

Brisbane Water National Park is on the central coast near Gosford, north of Sydney. The park offers a range of wonderful experiences, making it a great daytrip or weekend away from the city.

Come to see colourful spring wildflowers, ancient Aboriginal engraving sites and scenic views from the park’s lookouts. There are great fishing spots to discover, along with walking and cycling trails that cross rainforest and rugged sandstone country. The park’s waterways are a great place to spend a day on the water, so don’t forget your kayak.

Head to one of the coastal towns, like Umina Beach to organise your lunch before finding your own scenic picnic spot, or make a stop at Patonga for some tasty fish and chips and a beach view.

Opening times

Two picnic areas in Brisbane Water National Park close in the evening:

Girrakool picnic area is open 7am to 8pm during daylight savings and is open 7am to 6pm at other times

Somersby Falls picnic area is open 8am to 8pm during daylight savings and is open 8am to 5pm at other times

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