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. Grafton Farmers Market

    Thursday 27 September 2018 to Thursday 27 July 2028 , Grafton

    Discover the flavoursome taste of seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs just harvested, much of it grown organically, chemical free and local, purchased directly from the grower. Enjoy the wonderful assortment of condiments in the wa…

    27 Sep - 27 Jul
  2. Grafton Bridge to Bridge Ski Classic

    Saturday 29 September 2018 to Sunday 29 September 2019 , Grafton

    An extreme adventure sporting event of the highest calibre! A 108 kilometre water ski race from Grafton to Harwood Bridge and return, with boats reaching speeds in excess of 120 kilometres per hour towing two skiers. The event attracts co…

    29 Sep - 29 Sep
  3. NSW Gone Fishing Day - Grafton

    Sunday 14 October 2018 , Grafton

    DPI will be running a host of events to celebrate the love of fishing and encourage everyone to get out on the water. It doesn't matter if you haven't fished before or if you're the keenest of anglers, Gone Fishing Day is for everyone! Fre…

    14 Oct