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Washpool and Gibraltar Range national parks are neighbours and share World Heritage listings as part of the original Gondwana Rainforests.
Washpool National Park located 78km east of Glen Innes on the Gwydir Highway and is best known for its lush, beautiful rainforest, the largest remaining wilderness rainforest in NSW, the world’s tallest stand of coachwood rainforest – and crystal streams.
Stay: Four Bull Hut, Coombadjha campground, Bellbird campground
Picnic: Granite picnic area, Coachwood picnic area
Explore: Washpool horse riding trails, Coombadjha nature stroll
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Gibraltar National Park is located 79km east of Glen Innes along the Gwydir Highway and is best known for its spectacular granite areas weathered into fantastic outcrops, huge granite tors with names like The Needles, Anvil Rock, Old Man’s Hat – and dazzling spring wildflower displays.
Stay: Boundary Falls campground & picnic area, Gibraltar house, Mulligans campgroundPicnic: Dandahra picnic area, Platypus picnic area
Explore: Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage walk, Raspberry lookout, Washpool walking track, Dandahra Crags walking track, Forest walking track - Gibraltar National Park, Mulligans campground, Lyrebird Falls walking track, Murrumbooee Cascades walking trackDownload the NSW National Parks app
Guy Fawkes National Park is a wilderness paradise popular for bushwalking and birdwatching. You can also enjoy fishing, swimming and canoeing along the Boyd River.
The park is popular with experienced bushwalkers who want to explore the Guy Fawkes River Valley, but there are lots of great activities to enjoy among the peaceful gorges and slow-flowing rivers.
Stay: Chaelundi campground, Dalmorton campground
Explore: Ebor Falls, Escarpment walk, Misty Creek lookout
With loads of natural beauty and historic significance, Mann River Nature Reserve is perched on the eastern edge of the New England Tablelands.
The Butterleaf National Park includes the crest of the Great Dividing Range which marks a change in the geology of the area from east to west. It supports many different forest communities as well the heaths and swamps of rocky outcrops.
The old growth forests have huge trees with hollows that are homes for yellow-bellied and greater gliders as well as powerful owls.
Spotted-tailed quolls use hollow logs on the ground while a small isolated population of common wombats live in the area.
Nymboida National Park is the perfect place for the adventurer. If camping in remote, unspoilt beauty surrounded by dramatic landforms while neighbouring the beautiful Nymboida River appeals, point your 4WD towards Nymboida River campground.
Push your canoe out into the river, or take a summer dip while listening for the distinctive chink of the bellbirds. There are no marked tracks, but experienced bushwalkers will love the wild beauty of Nymboida.
This is a quiet campground and you may well have the place to yourself. Even getting there’s an adventure. Old Glen Innes-Grafton Road passes through a historic hand-cut tunnel into the stillness of the deserted valley.
Cast your imagination into the past and you may hear the snap of the reins on the Cobb & Co. coach team, the thud of the timber getter’s axe, or the cry of the bullocky hauling down the track to Clarence River.
Stay: Nymboida River campground
Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve covers 257 hectares and includes Little Llangothlin Lagoon of approx. 120 hectares and a portion of the smaller Billy Bung Lagoon.
The Reserve is easily accessible by driving from Glen Innes, making it a great destination for car touring and day trips.
Excellent for bushwalking along the Lagoon Circuit walking track, with plenty of birdwatching opportunities along the way.
Picnic: Little Langothlin nature reserve
Explore: Lagoon Circuit walking track
Download the NSW National Parks app for maps and walks of all our regions National Parks, or visit the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre to pick up a printed brochure.
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