Kings Plains National Park

Address: Kings Plains NSW 2361 Kings Plains Creek, at the heart of this large park, offers still pools, rapids, waterfalls and peaceful walks among the area’s rocky ridges. The rugged terrain and permanent water in pools along the creek encourages an abundance of wildlife. This wild and little-known park, one of the few protected areas on the north-western tablelands, is important for both conservation and recreation. The main attraction is…

Kinchega National Park

Address: Menindee NSW 2879 Phone: (08) 8080 3200 111 km south-east of Broken Hill along the (paved) road to Menindee. The park’s roads are unpaved, and are closed when wet. Highlights: Meander amongst the massive river red gums that silhouette the Darling River or wander along the lake’s dry shores and over red sand dunes all of which have withstood the test of time; enduring droughts, floods and witnessing history…

Karuah National Park

Karuah’s six separate sections contain stands of spotted gum, ironbarkand bloodwood that protect koalas, wallabies and kangaroos. Mangrove areas along Deep Creek, Limeburners Creek and the Karuah River provide excellent fishing opportunities. Access to the river’s edge is by 4WD, in dry weather only. Car-based camping areas with no facilities are provided at Double Wharf, Little Mountain andTattersals. Access 22 km north of Raymond Terrace via BuckettsWay (off the Pacific…

Kanangra-Boyd National Park

Address: Kanangra NSW 2787 Phone: (02) 6336 1972 180 kilometres west of Sydney near Jenolan Caves. This park is part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Vast gorges, high lookouts and wild and scenic rivers lend Kanagra-Boyd’s wilderness a rugged and dramatic grandeur. Thurat Spires, Kanangra Walls and Mount Cloudmaker provide sandstone scenery on a majestic scale. For experienced bushwalkers there are plenty of opportunities for extended walks….

Hat Head National Park

Address: Hat Head NSW 2440 Phone: 1300 072 757 Hat Head National Park has long, sweeping beaches, dramatic headlands, and one of the largest dune systems in New South Wales. You’ll discover stunning coastal heaths, pockets of rainforest, extensive wetlands and beautiful wildflower displays here. Head out to Smoky Cape, Hat Head or Kemps Corner for sweeping views of forests, swamps and ocean. Have a picnic, go for a bushwalk,…

Gulaga National Park

Address: Central Tilba NSW 2546 Phone: (02) 4476 0800 10 km north of Bermagui. From Tilba Tilba or off the Punkalla Road at Central Tilba. Wallaga Lake areas are best accessed by boat. Hire boats from Regatta Point or Beauty Point. Gulaga (Mt Dromedary) and the surrounding landscape have great spiritual significance to local Aboriginal people, particularly Aboriginal women. The park also incorporates the former Wallaga Lake National Park. In…

Goulburn River National Park

Address: Merriwa NSW 2329 Goulburn River National Park extends along approximately 90 kilometres of the Goulburn River as it winds between sandstone cliffs honeycombed with caves, providing unusually easy access to a variety of recreational opportunities. The wide, sandy riverbanks offer easy walking and spectacular camping sites. You’re likely to see wombats, eastern grey kangaroos, emus, and a wide variety of birds. The diversity of plant communities and the number…

Goobang National Park

Address: Gundong Rd, Tomingley NSW 2869 Phone: (02) 6332 7640 Goobang National Park provides protection for the diverse range of plant and animal communities found in central west NSW, as well as the rich scenic, cultural and natural features of the area. Visitors can go picnicking, walking, and bush camping in the park. If you plan on horse riding in the park, you’ll need a permit. The park’s main trails…

Georges River National Park

This park features steep forested hillsides, plateaus and riverside flats, all of which conserve some of Sydney’s best river habitat for native plants and animals. There are several popular riverside picnic areas, large and small, and a network of walking tracks. Stroll around peaceful Yeramba Lagoon, home to more than 100 bird species, or walk along the Ridge Track, which offers spectacular river views.

Gardens of Stone National Park

Address: Glen Davis NSW 2846 Phone: (02) 4787 8877 ‘Pagoda’ rock formations cluster near sandstone escarpments, where erosion has sculpted beehive-shaped domes and other forms. Banksia, dwarf casurinas and other wind-pruned heathland plants give the area its garden-like appearance. This park forms an important part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.