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Coolah Tops National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Coolah Tops National Park.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Coolah:

    • Head east on the sealed Coolah Creek Road for approximately 19km
    • Turn right onto unsealed The Tops Road
    • Continue along this unsealed road with some steep climbs for another 11km before entering the park

    Park entry points

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Coolah Tops National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


    Great camping weather before the cold weather arrives. Swap stories by the campfire about the day's adventures.


    See the park come to life as the pink darling pea, yellow flowering black wattle and silver wattle burst into colour.


    Enjoy warm days walking and mountain biking and cooler nights in the bush.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    15°C and 30°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    2°C and 15°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).



    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Coolah Tops National Park


    • in the Country NSW region
    • Coolah Tops National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or management operations. The eastern end of the park is regularly closed during wet weather due to slippery road conditions.

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    Nearby towns

    Coolah (31 km)

    Coolah is the gateway to Coolah Tops National Park, a subalpine park with tall eucalypt forests, waterfalls, giant grass trees and scenic forest drives. See animals in the wild, including the greater glider - the largest of Australia's gliding possums.

    Coonabarabran (112 km)

    Coonabarabran is the closest town to the craggy peaks and spires of the Warrumbungle Ranges. Warrumbungle National Park is popular for bushwalking, camping and encountering wildlife amid breathtaking scenery.

    Merriwa (114 km)

    Merriwa is a unique and friendly rural town nestled in the Upper Hunter Valley. Situated on the Golden Highway, Merriwa is the ideal place for a stopover, as it is centrally located. In just two hours you can reach Mudgee, Dubbo, Newcastle and Tamworth.

    Brackens Cottage, Coolah Tops National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbins/NSW Government