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Coombadjha nature stroll

Washpool National Park

Overview

Coombadjha nature stroll in Washpool National Park is a short yet inspiring walk through World Heritage listed rainforest, with a delightful swimming spot at the end.

Where
Washpool National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Distance
1.4km loop
Time suggested
30min - 1hr
Grade
Grade 2
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Please note
  • The bitumen track at the beginning is suitable for walkers with impaired mobility and strollers. Some sections of the track might be too steep for wheelchairs.
  • The Coombadjha nature stroll track meanders 400m through rainforest to a shallow pool where swimming is allowed. There are steps down onto the viewing platform, children may need assistance.
  • From the viewing platform, return to coachwood picnic area the same way or via the 1.4km loop walk. The loop walk contains steps and uneven ground.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
  • Coombadjha creek is not suitable for fishing

Whether you’re picnicking, camping or just passing by, the Coombadjha nature stroll is a Washpool National Park must-do.

From Coachwood Picnic Area, the 400m bitumen track takes you through World Heritage listed Rainforest to a viewing platform on the pretty Coombadjha Creek. Return the same way or continuing along the loop walk on a delightful journey along the banks of the pretty Coombadjha creek and through a variety of forest types.

You’ll find track posts along the easy walk offering insights on the flora and fauna of this special place. The creek viewing platform is a great spot to pause and refresh, while the fern-fringed, shallow Coachwood pool below is an inviting opportunity to cool off with a swim.

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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Washpool Walk Coombadjha Creek, Washpool National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary