Budds Mare lookout is a well-equipped picnic area set in beautiful bushland above the Apsley River Valley. There are wonderful views from the lookout across the World Heritage-listed rainforest and ov...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/oxley-wild-rivers-national-park/budds-mare-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.
2.2km (return) - 2 hour (each way) - Hard difficulty
Eagles Nest walking track takes you on a journey though World Heritage rainforest and snow gum forest, with outstanding views along the wa...
1.25km (one way) - 0.75 hour - Easy difficulty
For a scenic short walk to take in the spectacular gorge country, try Chandler walking track at Wollomombi Falls, near Armidale. The easy track ...
6.9km (one way) - 3 hour - Medium difficulty
If you like to combine wildlife, waterfalls and birdwatching with an energetic trek, then try the McDirtys walking track. Following the gorge ridg...
Like the sound of an afternoon surrounded by wetlands, native plants and more birds than you can count? Head to the birdwatching platform at Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve in Guyra. This wooden...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/mother-of-ducks-lagoon-nature-reserve/mother-of-ducks-lagoon-nature-reserve-birdwatching-platform/birdwatching
A perfect bush setting on the Northern Tablelands, the Dangars Falls picnic area has dramatic views over the deep ravines and gorges of the northern edge of the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.
Hardy adventure seekers will love the remote rugged beauty of the riverside Youdales campground. This pretty campground on Kunderang Brook is nestled between two unspoilt world class wilderness areas....www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/oxley-wild-rivers-national-park/youdales-campground/camping
2.5km (one way) - 3 hour - Medium difficulty
For spectacular views to clear the head and energise the senses, Tiara walking track will get your heart pumping. Setting out from Tia Falls looko...
This quiet grassy clearing is a charming spot to have a picnic amongst the snow gums. It's ideal for small groups wanting to be conveniently near to Point lookout, yet away from the road. A walking tr...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/new-england-national-park/berarngutta-picnic-area/picnic-bbq