Point lookout is the must-see destination for visitors to New England National Park. Perched on the edge of the Great Escarpment, it offers panoramic views across World Heritage rainforest to the ocea...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/new-england-national-park/point-lookout/lookout
Adventure - Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
Lookout over Oxley Wild Rivers
Apsley Gorge Rim Walk begins at Lions Lookout, continuing around the gorge rim past more spectacular lookouts, to the main falls viewing platform and stairway (450 m). The River Walk circles back to Lions picnic area along the Apsley River, past the junction of Oxley Walk (500 m). While this track has wheelchair-accessible lookout platforms, there is a 1km path with one steep section where assistance is required. Road access is from the Oxley Highway. Find out more.
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
The State's seventh largest national park is spread over 145,000 ha in the New England North West region of Country NSW. Part of the spectacular World Heritage Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, Oxley Wild Rivers is home to the highest waterfall in NSW and has part of the Bicentennial National Trail passing through sections of the park.
There are vast areas of wilderness here, wild and scenic rivers, dry rainforest, deep rocky gorges with cascading waterfalls and many rare plants and animals. Ten separate visitor centres allow easy access and supply reliable information about walking trails, vantage points and disability access.
Highlights are undoubtedly the series of beautiful waterfalls that tumble into the forest below. They include Wollomombi and Chandler falls, Dangar and Apsley falls, each with spectacular lookouts and walking trails nearby. The park begins about 20km east of Armidale and Walcha with main access roads along the Waterfall Way and Oxley Highway. East Kunderang Homestead is located in the national park and offers accommodation but no camping. There are several campsites in the park with varying access for 2WD, 4WD or on foot.
If you enjoy some hands-on history, then try a visit to Youdales Hut and Stockyards historic site. You'll be transported to an era when early graziers and farm hands tried to tame this wild and rugged...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/oxley-wild-rivers-national-park/youdales-hut-and-stockyards-historic-site/historic-site
2km (one way) - 1.5 hour - Easy difficulty
It's all waterfalls and wilderness on this easy walk around the rim of the Wollomombi Gorge high in the falls country of the Northern Tablelands, ne...
10.4km (one way) - 5 hour - Medium difficulty
Barokee to Native Dog Creek walk links Cathedral Rock National Park's two campgrounds and takes in Woolpack Rocks and Cathedral Rock. The track f...
3.7km (one way) - 1.5 hour - Medium difficulty
Woolpack Rocks shouldn't be overlooked just because the national park wasn't named after them. Easily accessible from Native Dog campground, thi...
A picturesque picnic spot, just off Oxley Highway, makes Tia Falls lookout and picnic area an ideal stop over on a long drive. Located on the south western edge of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, it'...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/oxley-wild-rivers-national-park/tia-falls-lookout-and-picnic-area/lookout
0.5km (return) - 0.33 hour (each way) - Easy difficulty
Everyone who visits New England National Park should ensure they take a stroll around Point lookout walking track, located 1500m above ...