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Nowendoc National Park


Offering picnics, bushwalking, birdwatching and bush camping in the NSW Northern Tablelands, beautiful Nowendoc National Park sits off Thunderbolts way, near Walcha.

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Beautiful Nowendoc National Park sits in rugged escarpment terrain in the NSW Northern Tablelands, 70km south of Walcha. Boasting spectacular diverse scenery, including moist eucalypt forest with rainforest hugging the creek lines, the park offers ample opportunity for quiet recreation.

Experience bushwalking amongst wildflowers and visit nearby canyons and waterfalls. Enjoy birdwatching and have a picnic or take a dip. The park’s creeks run throughout the year, though winter swimming is only for the brave.

Accessible only by 4WD, Nowendoc National Park protects a range of threatened plants and animals and is also known for its pastoral and Aboriginal heritage. Campers seeking solitude will love the tranquil surroundings of Jacky Barkers campground, where you’ll find picnic tables and other facilities.

Highlights in this park

  • Jacky Barkers campground, Nowendoc National Park. Photo: John Spencer

    Jacky Barkers campground

    Combine 4WD camping and Aboriginal heritage with birdwatching, swimming, bushwalking and mountain biking at Jacky Barkers campground in NSW’s Northern...


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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


  • in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Nowendoc 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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Creek line, Nowendoc National Park. Photo: John Spencer