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Coachwood picnic area

Washpool National Park

Overview

Enjoy a picnic surrounded by rainforest at Coachwood picnic area in Washpool National Park. It’s also the starting point for the Coombadjha nature stroll, a short walk.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Washpool National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.

Coachwood picnic area is a scenic retreat in a rainforest clearing near the Coombadjha creek. Pack a picnic hamper and settle in with the sounds of the forest as your lunchtime soundtrack.

When the gourmet goodies have been devoured, why not savour the sensory treats of the Coombadjha nature stroll, which starts at the picnic area? This short walk through World Heritage-listed rainforest will lead you to a viewing platform and a shallow pool perfect for a splash on a warm day.

There’s also an information display at the picnic area and explanatory signs along the walking track offering insights into this pristine world.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

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

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies only at attractions in the Glen Innes area. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change and display your receipt.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Glen Innes
      (02) 6739 0700
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 68 Church Street, Glen Innes NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6739 0750
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Coachwood Picnic Area, Washpool National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary