Sydney Camping
Dharug National Park
(Mill Creek Campground)

Sydney Camping - Dharug National Park

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Mill Creek Campground

Dharug National Park

6.6km east of Wisemans Ferry crossing, on the north side of the Hawkesbury River

(turn right as you get off the ferry, then after about 2km take the left turning signposted Mill Creek Campground, the campground is at the end of the road (1.7km))

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Sydney Camping - Dharug National Park

This camp ground is only 2 hours drive from Sydney city centre! But it feels a million miles away. Apart from the wild beauty of Dharug National Park, you have to cross the Hawkesbury River on the little car ferry to get here, which seems so romantic.

There is another way to get here, which takes about an hour longer, if you don't want to use the ferry, but why wouldn't you. Not only is it free, but it is super quick.

If you're lucky, and we were, you'll see a wombat, a yellow-bellied glider and a lace monitor. They actually live in the campground!

The lace monitors wander around in the day time, so a sighting of them, checking out the bbq area, is almost guaranteed. But you have to be prepared to have a little walk just as night falls to see the wombat and the yellow-bellied glider.

There also plenty of birds - fan-tailed cuckoo, white-throated nightjar, Australian owlet-night jar, channel-billed cuckoo, lyre bird, gang-gang cockatoo, satin bowerbird - to name just a few.

Dharug National Park is a large area (over 14,000 hectares) of rugged bushland with towering rich orange/yellow sandstone cliffs...and you are camping only 2 hours from Sydney city centre!!

Word of warning.....there are quite a lot of mosquitoes here so bring plenty of repellent!

Sydney Camping - Dharug National Park - lace monitor

There are some good hikes in Dharug.

The Grass Tree Circuit (1.6km loop - easy) and the Walking Track (11km loop - hard) start in the picnic area a short walk from the campground.

The other great walk is the World Heritage Old Great North Road (9km loop - medium). The first part of the this walk is particularly interesting as there are lots of placards detailing the lives of the convicts that built the road. Later on the trail takes you along a ridge with wide ranging views over the forest for as far as the eye can see.

There are also some good cycling trails in Dharug.

The Devines Hill Loop (28km loop - medium) and the Dubbo Gully Loop Trail (18km loop - hard). Please note that the Devines Hill Loop is in neighbouring Yengo National Park.

Sydney Camping - Dharug National Park - The Walking Track


Unpowered campsites: Mill Creek Campground price


30 unpowered campsites (sites 1-8 you can park on site with your campervan. The other sites are tent sites a short distance from where you park)

There is also a group campground area for 15+ people by the picnic area (quite a way from the main camping area, so you can't hear them)

Sydney Camping - Dharug National Park


All year


You need to reserve a campsite before you arrive (unless you are lucky enough to get phone reception here). Call 13000 72757 or go online Mill Creek Campground



Sydney Camping - Dharug National Park - free gas bbq


  • Grass campsites
  • Toilets (long drop)
  • Non-drinking water
  • Fire pits
  • BBQ/grill and hob (gas and free)
  • Visitor information board

Note: no drinking water

Sydney Camping - Dharug National Park - fire pit








  • Hiking (including the World Heritage Old Great North Road)
  • Cycling
  • Swimming (in the Hawkesbury River)
  • Wildlife viewing

Another really nice thing to do is to go to the Spencer village store/cafe on the banks of the Hawkesbury and enjoy an ice cream or a beer and even have a swim (turn left out of the park and drive for about 2km)

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