We drove up to Holywell park in our rental car from Kingston. Our rental was a Toyota Corolla, so yes, you can reach this place with a non-4 wheel drive car. It is a long winding road with lots of potholes from Kingston - Papine via Irish Town and Newcastle, it took us an hour from Papine. The turnoff is right at the main road, the B1, just after Hardware Gap. There are some great views over the Kingston area on the way.
The park itself is beautiful, it is a great place for a picnic (bring your own supplies, there is nothing to buy up there). There are several hiking trails that are well posted and well maintained (you can't get lost). Temperature is nice and cool up there, bring an umbrella as it can always rain up there. We did the Oatley Mountain Trail which took us about an hour with 2 young children. lots of stairs but not too strenuous. You are rewarded with great views into Portland parish and an adventurous trail that our children loved. We found it well worth the drive from Kingston.
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