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Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Overview

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, near Armidale contains world heritage listed rainforest, historic sites and waterfalls. It’s perfect for walking, camping and fishing.

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Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area features rare dry rainforest, dramatic gorges and waterfalls, extensive wilderness areas, wild and scenic rivers and an amazing array of wildlife. It's best explored as a scenic drive along the Waterfall Way.

Explore the Apsley Macleay Gorges, one of Australia’s largest gorge systems with incredible ridge top views and visit Wollomombi, the highest waterfall in NSW and a place sure to lift your spirit. Bushwalkers will love the multi-day Green Gully walk that takes in the park’s spectacular landscape and includes overnight accommodation in heritage-listed stockman’s huts. For those seeking heritage accommodation that is slightly more luxurious, East Kunderang Homestead is sure to impress.

Everything in the park is best seen up close – immerse your senses and yourself in this wild place while you camp, walk, paddle, picnic, cycle, horse ride, fish or swim.

Highlights in this park

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Little Bay, Arakoon 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 North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    Park entry fees apply at Riverside, Youdales and Halls Peak.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Armidale
      (02) 6738 9100
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 145 Miller Street, Armidale NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6738 9140
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    • Walcha
      (02) 6777 4700
      Contact hours: 9am-4pm Monday to Friday
    • 188W North Street, Walcha NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6777 1198
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View from Budds Mare lookout, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary