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Mummel Gulf National Park

Overview

Mummel Gulf is a secluded national park with a significant modern history offering attractions for daytrippers like birdwatching, car touring, horse riding, and allowing campers to retreat into nature.

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In the 1990s, a group of anti-logging protesters turned their attention to an area near the small town of Walcha. Their vocal efforts led to the creation of Mummel Gulf National Park, protecting an astonishing array of plant and animal species. To visit Mummel Gulf is to visit an important site in the history of NSW national parks: it’s because of this place that NSW has many of its north-eastern reserves.

Visitors to Mummel Gulf will find ancient old-growth forests clinging to the edge of the Great Escarpment, which drops from 1450m to 470m. Scenic views are punctuated by circling wedge-tailed eagles and fan-tailed cuckoos. Koalas doze in the eucalypts, and swamp wallabies forage in the undergrowth alongside wombats.

This park is one for many types of travellers, from daytrippers looking to escape for a secluded barbecue, to campers searching for a place to settle down surrounded by placid nature. There are easy walks with stunning views, and opportunities for more hardy hiking in the backcountry. Whether bicycles, horses or 4WDs are your choice, Mummel Gulf National Park offers such opportunities for all.

Highlights in this park

  • Mummel Gulf National Park, New Country Swamp. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government

    New Country Swamp campground

    New Country Swamp campground is a basic site within walking distance of rugged Mummel Gulf, offering picnic facilities, wood barbecues, scenic views, ...

  • Mummel Forest Road, Mummel Gulf National Park. Photo: John Spencer

    Mummel Forest Road

    Mummel Forest Road is a scenic car touring route between Wauchope and Walcha that offers forest views and opportunities for cycling, picnics and bushw...

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

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

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

Contact

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

    • Walcha area
      (02) 6777 4700
      Contact hours: 9am-4pm Monday to Friday
    • 188W North Street, Walcha NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6777 1198
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Mummel Gulf National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government