There's nothing like rustic camping to remind you what's really important in life. Remote and unspoilt, the Riverside campground, on the Apsley River in the spectacular Macleay gorges area, puts the w...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/oxley-wild-rivers-national-park/riverside-campground/camping
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 like the idea of a leisurely lunch beside a clear mountain river, then Threlfall picnic area will have you packing the sandwiches. Just off Waterfall Way near Armidale, this peaceful lunch spot...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/oxley-wild-rivers-national-park/threlfall-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
2.7km (one way) - 1.5 hour - Easy difficulty
If you love scenic views and wildlife, the easy Oxley walking track traces the northern rim of the Apsley gorge. With waterfall views from every a...
East Kunderang Homestead is a historic cedar slab homestead, built in the 1890s, set spectacularly among the mountains and valleys of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.
Once part of an extensiv...
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...
Nestled under the shade of the tall eucalypt trees, you'll find plenty of tucked away and secluded campsites to pitch a tent at Thungutti campground.
Relax and enjoy the lush greenness of sca...
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...
Experience the beautiful diversity of rural NSW at Cunnawarra National Park, which links the snow gum high country of New England National Park with the scenic ranges of Oxley Wild Rivers National Par...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/cunnawarra-national-park