Washpool National Park

Washpool National Park, north-west of Grafton or east of Glen Innes, offers wilderness walks and camping in stunning World Heritage surrounds.

Take time out to explore the unparalleled landscapes of Washpool National Park, a place of steep gorges, clear waters and magnificent tracts of ancient rainforest. You’ll find some of the most varied and least-disturbed forest in NSW, including the world’s largest stand of coachwood trees and extraordinary specimens of giant red cedar.

Washpool and adjacent Gibraltar Range National Park are part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, and offers wonderful wilderness walks lasting half an hour to several days, along with simple, miles-from-care camping and picnicking opportunities in gorgeous surrounds.

It’s also a natural haven for an incredible diversity of plants, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds, including some of Australia’s rarest and most unusual creatures, like the once thought to be extinct parma wallaby, the pouched frog, the long-nosed potoroo, and the beautiful, cat-like spotted-tailed quoll.

Birdwatchers will be in their element here – more than 140 species have been recorded, including the rufous scrub bird and the increasingly rare powerful owl.

Nearby events

  1. Winter Solstice Celebrations

    Thursday 21 June 2018 , Glen Innes

    The Australian Standing Stones Management Board will be hosting a ceremony to celebrate the Winter Solstice at the Standing Stones site. It will begin with a piper at 11.30am with a talk on the solar noon at 11.50am with Solar noon shadow…

    21 Jun
  2. Glen Innes Cottage Markets

    Saturday 23 June 2018 to Saturday 17 November 2018 , Glen Innes

    Glen Innes Cottage markets are held every Saturday at the Lions park, come and see the variety of tasty local produce and variety of products.…

    23 Jun - 17 Nov
  3. Author Talk: Jenny Old

    Wednesday 27 June 2018 , Glen Innes

    Jenny Old will be attending the Glen Innes Severn Learning Centre. She will be talking about her recent novel 'Back of beyond'. It is a story about an indomitable woman living in Australia. Hope to see you all there!…

    27 Jun