Last updated: February 7, 2021
The O’Hares Creek Lookout in Dharawal National Park is a scenic viewing platform with fantastic views of the O’Hares Creek gorge and surrounding scenery.
A short and easy family-friendly walking track will get you to this lookout, that is still a bit of a hidden gem in this beautiful part of Sydney.
|O’Hares Creek Lookout Walking Track|
|Distance:||3 km (return)|
How to Get There
The walking track to the O’Hares Creek Located is situated in the north-western part of Dharawal National Park, approximately 60km south of the Sydney CBD, near Campbelltown.
To get there, follow Victoria Road in the suburb of Wedderburn to the entrance gate to the national park, where Victoria Road evolves into a dirt road (map).
There is a reasonably sized car park located at the entrance to the national park. A large information board at the car park with maps provides more details about this beautiful area.
The following map shows where the walking track to the O’Hares Creek Lookout is located, starting from the car park on Victoria Road.
O’Hares Creek Lookout Walking Track
The walking track to the O’Hares Creek Lookout is very easy, and suitable for all ages and fitness levels. What’s great is that the walk is also both wheelchair and pram friendly.
For the most part, the track follows Victoria Road within the national park, and is flat from start to finish.
Some may even consider this walk to be a little boring, because there isn’t much to see during the walk, but that’s all going to change when the track gets closer to the lookout.
Towards the end of the walk, you will see a signpost for the lookout, where you will make a right turn onto a paved footpath through the bush.
There are also bike racks at this intersection, in case you would like to visit while cycling. Please note that you do need to park your bikes there, as you can’t take bicycles onto the paved walking path.
The path soon evolves into a boardwalk that ultimately connects with the O’Hares Creek lookout platform, where the valley opens up right in front of you.
It’s a rather large, purpose-built viewing platform, with lots of room to move around and to enjoy the views from different angles.
The views of the gorge are pretty impressive, and because this is still a bit of a hidden gem, it never really gets overly busy at the lookout.
Once you’ve finished admiring the views, simply retrace your steps back to the car park. Alternatively, keep reading for more walks to do in the area!
More Exploring Nearby
The walk to the O’Hares Creek Lookout is rather short, so if you’d like to do more hiking in this area, there are two great walking tracks nearby.
For even more exploring, check out our guide to Dharawal National Park which includes a list with the best hikes and sights to visit.
1. Jingga Track
The Jingga Track is a steep and challenging bushwalk that leads to a beautiful natural swimming hole and a small waterfall. It’s a short walk, but indeed very steep, which you can definitely feel on the way back!
The waterhole is pretty enough to make it worthwhile though, and even if you’re not planning to go swimming, the rocky areas surrounding the pool make for a great picnic spot.
You can read more about the walking track to Jingga Pool here.
2. Minerva Pool
The walking track to Minerva Pool is similar to the Jingga Track but is not as steep. As such, this might be a better option for young children.
Minerva Pool itself is just as pretty as Jingga Pool, but keep in mind that, in accordance with local Dharawal culture and tradition, only women and children can swim there.
You can read more about the walking track to Minerva Pool here.