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. High Country Handmade Showcase

    Sunday 03 March 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 -…

    03 Mar - 01 Sep
  2. The Minerama Fossicking, Gem and Jewellery Show

    Thursday 07 March 2019 to Sunday 10 March 2019 , Glen Innes

    As the largest annual fossicking gem and jewellery show in New South Wales, Minerama has been drawing regular visitors to Glen Innes for almost 30 years. Held every year in March. Minerama is perfect for all gem lovers, rock hounds and…

    07 Mar - 10 Mar
  3. Emmaville Sheep Races

    Event dates to be confirmed: March 2019 , Glen Innes

    The small village of Emmaville, north of Glen Innes, may be better known for its agricultural and mining history, but it is the home of an annual event that must not be missed - The Emmaville Sheep Races! Displaying the good-natured…