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Towarri National Park

Overview

Camp, swim and hike in Towarri National Park where you’ll find sandstone outcrops, secluded waterholes, diverse birdlife and scenic lookouts, just 25km from Scone.

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Towarri is a diverse landscape of various vegetation types. Pockets of rainforest, stands of large grass trees and sections of snow gum co-exist within the park. There’s also a wide range of birds, including the endangered speckled warbler.

Sandstone outcrops offer sweeping scenic views of the Upper Hunter and a lack of defined tracks in the park’s mountainous terrain allow hikers the freedom to independently explore. Look out for the caligula skink, which is only found here in the Liverpool Ranges and in the Barringtons.

Camp or picnic beside Middle Brook, enjoy the scenery from the viewing platform and take a refreshing dip in the Washpools waterhole.

Highlights in this park

  • Children and an NPWS ranger identify an animal's bone. Photo: Simone Cottrell/OEH

    WilderQuest junior ranger: Towarri

    Ever wondered what it would be like to be a national parks ranger? These school holidays, join this great WilderQuest adventure and find out!

  • Washpool campground, Towarri National Park. Photo: NSW Government

    Washpools campground

    At the end of Middlebrook Road is Towarri National Park’s Washpools campground. Situated beside Middle Book, it’s the place for picnicking and barbecu...

  • Washpool picnic area and viewing platform, Towarri National Park. Photo: NSW Government

    Washpools picnic area and viewing platform

    Set beside the tranquil Middle Brook, Washpools picnic area and nearby scenic lookout are ideal for spending a relaxing day of swimming and barbecues ...

  • Washpool waterhole, Towarri National Park. Photo: NSW Government

    Washpools waterhole

    Only 500m along Middle Brook from Washpools picnic area and viewing platform is Towarri’s best swimming spot: the naturally formed Washpools waterhole...

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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
  • Towarri National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger

    • Scone
      (02) 6540 2300
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 137 Kelly Street, Scone NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6545 9475
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    • Bulga
      (02) 6574 5555
      Contact hours: 9.30am-4pm Tuesday to Thursday
    • 2156 Putty Road, Bulga NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6574 5274
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Washpool waterhole, Towarri National Park. Photo: NSW Government