January 19, 2016

On our doorstep is the beautiful Cattai National Park, which offers loads of activities such as camping, canoeing, fishing, bike riding and bird watching.

Pack a picnic and explore this special spot for a lovely summer’s day out.

Cattai Farm picnic area is located 2km into the park and is ideal for a barbecue or picnic, and comes complete with a children’s playground.

“There’s plenty of grass to lay out your picnic rug, or you can set up in one of the large picnic shelters if they are free,” says NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

“You can also book one of the seven picnic shelters ahead of time – they make a great place for birthday parties, family celebrations and reunions.”

Cattai National Park is made up of land originally granted to First Fleet assistant surgeon Thomas Arndell. Today, the park contains a number of historic colonial buildings associated with generations of the Arndell family, who farmed along the Hawkesbury.

A short walk from the Cattai Farm picnic spot is the historical Cattai Homestead. It’s an early colonial building dating back from the 1820s that features convict-built dry stone walls.

And for those ready to paddle and fish, there’s great canoeing and fishing to be had along the Hawkesbury River.

Cattai National Park, open 7.30am – 6.30pm.

Expect more at Vermont

Back to blog