Glenrock's brand new car park open ahead of the long weekend

A new, 47-space car park for Glenrock State Conservation Area (SCA) has been completed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), supporting improved accessibility and visitor safety ahead of the long weekend.

Newly completed Glenrock State Conservation Area car park with line markings

NPWS Acting Area Manager Nick Godfrey-Smith said the project was completed on schedule thanks to 8 weeks of good weather.

'We’re thrilled that the new car park off Scout Camp Road is ready to welcome visitors for the October long weekend,' said Mr Godfrey-Smith.

'Glenrock SCA is always popular during the school holidays, so the opening of this new car park ahead of this busy time is a huge win to improve visitor amenity and safety,' said Mr Godfrey-Smith.

Before the construction of the new car park, visitors to Glenrock SCA faced challenges when the existing Yuelarbah car park reached its maximum capacity, often resorting to illegal parking along Burwood Road. This resulted in dangerous pedestrian behaviour and unacceptable risks to visitor safety.

'Visitors no longer need to park along Burwood Road and instead have a safe place to unload bikes and other gear before entering the park,' said Mr Godfrey-Smith.

'There is now a dedicated coach drop-off bay for school excursions and a new bus turning area, creating a much safer environment for everyone at this popular spot.

'With the added capacity of the new car park, we have also been able to install 3 accessible car spaces in the existing Yuelarbah car park, which will support visitors in wheelchairs and those with adaptive bikes to access the Yuelarbah track,' said Mr Godfrey-Smith.

The first 600 metres of the Yuelarbah track to Flaggy Creek is a mix of sealed bitumen, timber boardwalk, and compacted gravel pathway, suitable for wheelchairs, prams and visitors with limited mobility.

School groups are encouraged to reach out to the local National Parks team on 02 4946 4100 before visiting Glenrock State Conservation Area. The team can help you make the most of your group's visit with tailored information on facilities and unique experiences in Glenrock State Conservation Area.

The 554-hectare Glenrock State Conservation Area is a popular reserve attracting an estimated one million visitors a year, including bushwalkers, mountain-bike riders, surfers, horse riders, local residents and families.

Glenrock State Conservation Area is also home to over 140 species of birds, echidnas, bats and gliders and conserves 5 threatened ecological communities and 7 threatened plant species, including the rough double tail orchid and the white-flowered wax plant.

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