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
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 love the thunderous sound of water plunging over a ravine, then a visit to Wollomombi Gorge and Falls picnic area in New England is your idea of heaven. After heavy rain the waterfall cascades ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/oxley-wild-rivers-national-park/wollomombi-gorge-and-falls-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
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...
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 ...
Watch the Guy Fawkes River plunging 100m over two waterfalls at Ebor Falls. Three lookout platforms along the edge of the gorge - upper falls, lower falls and valley view - give spectacular views out ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/guy-fawkes-river-national-park/ebor-falls/lookout
When the modern world gets too much, you know it's time to load up the campervan and head for the hills. Apsley Falls campground, on the western edge of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, is your ticket...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/oxley-wild-rivers-national-park/apsley-falls-campground/camping
Located on the edge of Guyra, 37km north of Armidale, Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve offers a special birdwatching experience. The reserve is a rare breeding place for several freshwater wetlan...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/mother-of-ducks-lagoon-nature-reserve
When it's time for a day with the family in the great outdoors, pack up the car and head to Blue Hole picnic area for a relaxing day out in the bush. Locals from nearby towns, including Armidale, have...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/oxley-wild-rivers-national-park/blue-hole-picnic-area/picnic-bbq