Boonoo Boonoo National Park
Boonoo Boonoo National Park has spectacular river and gorge scenery and plenty of historic interest as well. Swim and camp beside the river. From the lookout is an uninterrupted view of the Boonoo Boonoo River cascading over the granite cliff edge to become a spectacular waterfall that plunges 210m into the gorge and rainforest below. Nearby, you’ll find walking tracks and shady places to picnic. Secluded rock pools along the river, lined by wildflower-filled bushland, are the perfect way to cool off on a hot day.
The ultimate romantic setting, it was here that poet Banjo Patterson proposed to his sweetheart Alice Walker.
River walk, which can be joined at several places along Falls Road, connects Cypress-pine campground and Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area. The track takes you through dry eucalypt forest and vegetation in the riparian zone – the interface between the land and the waterway – a little way back from the river. Make the most of the two river visits by having a swim. If you’ve approached the river quietly, you may be lucky enough to spot a platypus. Around sunrise and sunset, wallabies and kangaroos might be seen grazing or drinking at the river.
Be sure to spend some time at Morgans Gully; a fascinating area full of granite rock that marks the site of an old goldfield from the 1890s. At the eastern end of the gully, you’ll see historic heritage of the gold mining era. There’s a hand-dug water race where gravel was washed and, in the woodland to the east, there are two old pressure cylinders used for gold extraction.
A National Parks Pass is required when visiting the park, and can be picked up from the NSW Parks office, or at the park itself.
- Information Signs
- Picnic Area
- Gas Cooking Galleys
- Walking Tracks
- Cultural Site
- Wheel Chair Access (to lookout)
|Phone:||02 6736 4298|
|Address:||Boonoo Boonoo Falls Road|
Tenterfield NSW 2372