Torrington State Conservation Area

Get off the beaten track and experience the serenity of Torrington State Conservation Area. It has dramatic views and granite formations, secluded camping and peaceful picnic spots.

Whether you’re a keen bush walker, birdwatcher, fossicker, 4WD enthusiast or just a nature lover who likes to get away from it all, Torrington State Conservation Area has options for pretty much everyone.

Sprawling across the rugged Mole Tableland, the dry forests and woodlands are scattered with scenic rock outcrops and balancing boulders, gorges, swamps and small creeks. From September to March the bush becomes a blaze of colour with spectacular wildflower displays.

Explore by 4WD or head out by foot on trails like the Thunderbolts lookout walking track and you’ll get dramatic 360 degree views of the surrounding tablelands. Spark your imagination as you admire the stunning rock formations on the Mystery Face walking track.

Or go back in time to the bygone mining era as you try your luck fossicking for semi-precious gemstones at the creek near Blatherarm campground and picnic area.

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