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Kings Plains National Park


Kings Plains National Park, on the New England Tablelands, offers excellent bushwalking, swimming, seasonal waterfalls and camping for the adventurous traveller.

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Set among the rolling farmlands of New England Tablelands, Kings Plains National Park is a destination for the adventurous, independent traveller. Bushwalking along the creek, with its pools and rapids, to Kings Plain Falls is the park’s biggest attraction. Hiking or mountain biking along the park’s 15km of management trails takes you through grassy and shrubby woodlands, and a rare forest of McKies stringybark.

Along the way, those into birdwatching and wildlife-spotting will be in for a treat – you can expect to see all sorts of birds and wildlife, from brightly coloured turquoise parrots and crimson rosellas to eastern grey kangaroos and swamp wallabies.

Take a picnic and relax on the edge of one of the waterholes, or pack your camping gear and stay for a couple of days. The campground alongside Kings Plains Creek is a peaceful retreat from city life.

Highlights in this park

  • Kings Plain Creek campground, Kings Plains National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary

    Kings Plains Creek campground

    In a clearing by the creek, Kings Plains Creek campground, on the New England Tablelands, is a great spot for a family weekend getaway. Pitch your ten...


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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


  • in the Country NSW region
  • Kings Plains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • 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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Ironbark Creek campground, Kings Plain National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary