National Parks

The Tenterfield District sits high on the New England Tableland and is surrounded by magnificent natural features, rugged landscapes and scenic vistas. Well-watered forests, waterfalls and swimming holes, woodlands and sub-tropical rainforests can all be found in the district. Tenterfield’s National Parks offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature, walk, swim, picnic and camp.

Bald Rock National Park

Bald Rock National Park features the largest exposed granite monolith in Australia, rewarding bushwalkers and climbers with an expansive panoramic view unequalled in the New England Region.

260 metres above the surrounding bushland, Bald Rock is a massive granite dome 750 metres long and

Basket Swamp National Park

Basket Swamp has reopened following bushfires. Please take care when in the park as some signage has been damaged and walking paths may not be as easily defined. 

Basket Swamp National Park is a woodland park without facilities that suits self-reliant bushwalkers. Bush campi

Birdwatching in Tenterfield

Tenterfield Shire encompasses a large area that is home to abundant native wildlife and fantastic and diverse birdwatching.   We are on the top end of New England Tablelands of New South Wales.   The Shire reaches onto the lowlands of the Clarence River to the

Boonoo Boonoo National Park

Parts of Boonoo Boonoo National Park have reopened following bushfires. Please take care when in the park as some signage has been damaged and walking paths may not be as easily defined.  The Boonoo Boonoo Falls, Platypus Hole and Robinson’s Cabin have all reopened. Please

Capoompeta National Park

Capoompeta National Park is mountainous, with dry forests, rainforest patches, tree fern gullies and important wildlife areas. There are no facilities, except the scenic roads through the park. 

Capoompeta National Park is located 42km from Tenterfield and 28km from Deepwater.

Girraween National Park

Some parts of Girraween National Park are closed due to recent fires. Girraween’s northern walking tracks, including The Pyramid, Junction, Granite Arch, Bald Rock Creek circuit and Wyberba Walk are open. The Bald Rock Creek day-use area is also open.

Koreelah National Park

Experience one of the state’s western-most rainforest areas, just a few hours drive from the Gold Coast and Ballina. Koreelah National Park provides a perfect weekend getaway and a beautiful car touring route.

Connect with nature and see magnificent World Heritage rainforest that hugs ste

Tooloom National Park

Bordered by dry forest and farmland, Tooloom National Park protects a lush, cool landscape of subtropical rainforest known as Tooloom Scrub, which is part of Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. The park also includes important sections of red and flooded gum. Tooloom lies withi

Torrington State Conservation Area

Torrington State Conservation Area is currently closed due to bushfire damage.

Whether you’re a keen bush walker, birdwatcher, fossicker, 4WD enthusiast or just a nature lover who likes to get away from it all, Torrington State C

Undercliffe Falls

Be mesmerised by Undercliffe Falls, located on the Bookookoorara Creek east of Liston. The falls descend 150m, over a 30m wide rock face into a deep pool ideal for swimming in summer. Follow the walking trail through eucalypt trees, across Bookookoorara Creek to Bookookoorara State Forest returni

Washpool National Park

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 t