Cattai camping area
You’ll need to book 2 weeks in advance to bag a spot at this camping ground on the Hawkesbury River, off Cattai–Wisemans Ferry Rd, 13 km north of Windsor. Part of the park was a First Fleet land grant to surgeon Thomas Arndell; the Arndell family homestead, built in 1821, is open to the public on Sun afternoons and public holidays. The Mitchell Park section has a number of walking tracks through forest, wetlands and rainforest. It’s possible to canoe on the river, but swimming is not advised. The campsites here are large, grassed and well shaded. The historic towns of Windsor and Richmond are nearby. Note: bring your own drinking water.
How to book: NPWS Scheyville (02) 4572 3100
This campsite is located in Cattai National Park
At Cattai National Park, near Windsor, traditional parkland and natural bush provide ample opportunity for walking, picnicking and camping within easy reach of Sydney. There are 2 sections: the historic main section on a sweep of the Hawkesbury River; and the Mitchell Park section, about 2.5 km upstream, bordered by Cattai Creek. The Mitchell Park section has some lovely picnic areas along Cattai Creek, as well as a number of signposted walking tracks that highlight the variety of habitats here.
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