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Blue Hole picnic area

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Overview

Blue Holes picnic area is a popular spot with the locals, offering swimming and walking in a scenic bush setting in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park near Armidale.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
Price
Free
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.

When it’s time for a day with the family in the great outdoors, pack up the car and head to Blue Hole picnic area for a relaxing day out in the bush. Locals from nearby towns, including Armidale, have been coming to this spot for years and when you pull up, you’ll know why.

Pack your swimmers and head towards the weir. Blue Hole is a popular swimming spot that the locals have been coming to for years. Check out the nearby historic hydro-electric scheme on the Threlfall walking track.

Don’t forget to bring your favourite barbecue food and a cool refreshing drink, as you cook up a feast in the cool shade of the redgums and blackbutts. You’ll be serenaded by the sounds of the bush as you settle back for a relaxing meal in the great outdoors.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Three areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park have day use fees: Halls Peak campground, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales campground. 

    Vehicle entry fee is $20 or $12 for concession or NPWS annual pass holders. Fees not applicable if you're paying campground fees.

    Buy an annual pass.
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View from Budds Mare lookout, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary