National Parks in and around Tenterfield
If you love the great outdoors - Tenterfield National Parks offer plenty of choices for everyone seeking to enjoy nature, walk, swim, picnic, camp and see the sights. Tenterfield sits high in the New England tablelands and is surrounded by a rugged and scenic landscape of well-watered forests and woodlands
Bald Rock National Park
Bald Rock National Park – rises 260 metres above the surrounding bushland and is a massive 750 metres long and 500 metres wide – the largest exposed granite monolith in the southern hemisphere. Your reward for the climb is panoramic views across boulder-studded landscape – a gentle 3 kms circuit along Bundoonga Wallk saving the short but steep descent for the end of the circuit. Mt Lindesay Road is sealed from Tenterfield to Bald Rock.
Only 15 Camping sites, facilities include toilets, BBQs.
Boonoo Boonoo Falls National Park
Boonoo Boonoo Falls National Park – (pronounced “bunna boonoo” meaning “big rocks) The Falls cascade over the eastern edge of the New England tableland crashing 220 metres into the rainforest and gorges below. An old gold field, Morgans Gully, can be visited while in the Park. Excellent swimming, camping and picnic areas – gas cooking galley under cover provided in both picnic and camping areas.
Again – only 15 sites.
Basket Swamp National Park
Basket Swamp National Park – bush camping facilities are provided in this waterlogged Park. 200 hectares of heath and sedges cleans, stores and slowly releases water throughout the year into local creeks and eventually to the Clarence River. Access to Basket Swamp Falls, Timbarra Lookout and Woollool Woolloolni Aboriginal Place.
Torrington State Reserve
Torrington State Reserve – South west of Tenterfield this reserve is situated on the Mole Tableland and is the largest area of native vegetation on the northern tablelands. Camping and picnicking are popular as well as bushwalking and photography – Thunderbolt’s Lookout and Old Mystery Face are must-sees.
Tooloom National Park
Tooloom National Park – Located 10 kms SW of Urbenville. Extensive subtropical and forest red gum stands protect this Park and provide habitat for the most diverse kangaroo and wallaby population found anywhere in Australia. A picnic area and walking tracks are located on the southern edge of the Park.
Koreelah National Park
Koreelah National Park – One of NSW most western rainforest Parks, there are pockets of World Heritage listed rainforest below Acacia Plateau and Mt Wilson while a small grassy area beside Koreelah Creek provides a pleasant camping spot. The Park is located 30 kms west of Woodenbong on White Swamp Road off the Summerland Way.
Across the border in Queensland:
Girraween: Massive granite outcrops feature in this park with a big variety of bushwalks to suit all ages and fitness! Averaging from half an hour to 4 hours with the Pyramids a good climb. 120 campsites, gas BBQs in picnic areas, showers.
Bookings essential in peak holiday periods – 07 4684 5157.
Sundown: High trap rock country with spectacular sharp ridges and steep sided gorges. Easy 2WD access from NSW to Broadwater Camping area – bush camping with donkey-boiler showers. 4WD to camp sites at Red Rock Gorge accessed from QLD.
Bookings essential 02 6737 5235.