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Jacks Creek picnic area

Cocoparra National Park

Overview

A short drive from Griffith, Jacks Creek picnic area in Cocoparra National Park offers a peaceful place to picnic where you can enjoy walking and birdwatching.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Cocoparra National Park
Price
Free
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • There is limited/no mobile reception in this park
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching

Just a short drive from Griffith, Jacks Creek picnic area is a peaceful woodland picnic spot with striking scenery, and is a great place to head to on a day trip. 

Jacks Creek cuts a gorge through the mountain range, exposing amazing rock faces and formations. Be sure to bring your camera, as the photography opportunities are endless. 

Enjoy a picnic under the trees, cook up a storm on the barbecue, or simply unwind to the soothing sounds of nature. In spring, the surrounding woodlands will be dotted with wildflowers. You’ll see tiny pink and purple orchids, as well as blue lilies and paper daisies.

You won’t have to wander far from the picnic area to take in the beautiful scenery Cocoparra National Park has to offer, but if you’d like to venture out and explore, you can always go on a leisurely walk on Jacks Creek walking track, with fantastic lookouts and views along the way.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Park info

  • in Cocoparra National Park in the Murray-Riverina region
  • Cocoparra National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Griffith
      (02) 6966 8100
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 200 Yambil Street, Griffith NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6966 8180
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Jacks Creek picnic area, Cocoparra National Park. Photo: John Spencer