Dandahra Picnic Area

Situated right on the doorstep of iconic Gibraltar Range and Washpool World Heritage Area, Dandahra picnic area is a perfect pit stop on a driving tour of NSW North Coast. Located halfway between Glen Innes and Grafton, right next to Gwydir Highway, it’s also a convenient spot for nature-lovers and bushwalkers keen to explore the lush rainforests protected in this region.

Unpack a picnic at the picnic tables, or spark up a barbecue and enjoy a leisurely lunch in this scenic bushland setting. There’s lovely scenic views and interesting local native wildlife to watch while you eat. If you’re keen to step out, try Little Dandahra Creek walking track.

If you like birdwatching, keep an eye out for the glossy black cockatoos that call this area home. You might even hear the call of the endangered giant barred frog.

Nearby events

  1. Australian Celtic Festival

    Thursday 02 May 2019 to Sunday 05 May 2019 , Glen Innes

    2019 will be celebrating Scotland. Since 1992, crowds have descended on Glen Innes in New England High Country. They come for the Australian Celtic Festival. They are attracted by the unique Celtic experience, the opportunity to meet with…

    02 May - 05 May
  2. High Country Handmade Showcase

    Sunday 02 June 2019 to Sunday 01 September 2019 , Glen Innes

    Each season in the New England high country brings a distinct new energy, and the region's handmade hub - The Makers Shed at Glen Innes - celebrates the change on the first Sunday of summer, autumn, winter and spring! Resident Makers -…

    02 Jun - 01 Sep
  3. Gemorama

    Saturday 08 June 2019 to Monday 10 June 2019 , Glen Innes

    A Gem Festival featuring traders and Field Trips to local sites to promote the unique area and enticing tourists to keep coming back for other events. To encourage all age groups to spend time outside and meet friendly people with similar…

    08 Jun - 10 Jun