Popran National Park

Picnics and barbecues

Ironbark picnic area

Ironbark picnic area in the Popran National Park is the starting and finishing point for many of the park’s walking, mountain biking and horseriding tracks. Although it has limited facilities it’s a convenient and shady spot to relax before or after your outdoor adventure.

Activities: walking, picnicking, playing and socialising, birdwatching

Getting there: From Sydney, take the F3 Sydney-Newcastle Freeway and exit at Calga onto Peats Ridge Road. After 13km turn left into Wisemans Ferry Road. After a further 8km turn left into Ironbark Road.

From Newcastle, take the F3 Sydney-Newcastle Freeway and exit at Peats Ridge Road. After 10km turn right into George Downs Drive and turn left into Wisemans Ferry Road. After a further 8km turn left into Ironbark Road.

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles. Dry weather only.

Opening hours: Popran National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Facilities: picnic tables, non-flush toilets, carpark