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Kanangra-Boyd National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Kanangra-Boyd National Park.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Oberon:

    • Turn off the main street onto Ross Street at the National Australia Bank, then follow the signs to Jenolan Caves and Kanangra-Boyd National Park.
    • A pleasant 25-minute drive will take you to the park entrance

    From Katoomba:

    • Head west along the Great Western Highway through Mount Victoria and Hartley
    • Turn left onto Jenolan Caves Road.
    • Continue all the way through Jenolan Caves and 3km later you will come to the main park entrance
    • Northern sections of the park can be accessed from Jenolan Caves Road via Mini Mini Fire Trail or Black Range Trail, both of which are between Hampton and Jenolan Caves.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    By bike

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

    By public transport

    The main section of Kanangra-Boyd is not accessible by public transport. However there is a daily bus service from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Kanangra-Boyd National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Spring

    A beautiful time of year to enjoy hiking and mountain biking; the temperature isn't too hot. The Kanangra Classic, a weekend of outdoor adventure, takes place at Jensens Farm near Boyd River Campground in October. The event includes mountain bike enduros, a social ride and an ultramarathon.

    Summer

    Take the family camping in the mountains. This is best time of year for canyoning, as well as spotting some of the park's wildlife including kangaroos, echidnas, wombats and lyrebirds.

    Winter

    With cold temperatures during these months, including the possibility of snow, it's best to walk and mountain bike as part of a day trip. You'll be rewarded with the yellow Kanangra wattle beginning to bloom in late winter.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    10°C and 23°C

    Highest recorded

    34.5°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    -2ºC and 10ºC

    Lowest recorded

    -10.1ºC

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    June

    Driest month

    March

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    200.3mm

    Facilities

    Fees and passes

    Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    • All Parks Pass - For all parks in NSW (including Kosciuszko NP) $190 (1 year) / $335 (2 years)
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    • Multi-Park Pass - For all parks in NSW (except Kosciuszko) $65 (1 year) / $115 (2 years)
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    • Country Parks Pass - For all parks in Country NSW (except Kosciuszko) $45 (1 year) / $75 (2 years)
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    • Single Country Park Pass - For entry to a single park in country NSW (except Kosciuszko). $22 (1 year) / $40 (2 years)
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    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. You’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Prohibited

    Pets

    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.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Map of Kanangra-Boyd National Park

    Contact

    Nearby towns

    Jenolan Caves (6 km)

    Scientists from the CSIRO (Commonwealth Science and Industrial Resource Organisation) estimate that the limestone at the Jenolan Caves dates back at least 340 million years.

    Oberon (24 km)

    If the famous Jenolan Caves are on your travel itinerary Oberon in the Blue Mountains is the perfect spot from which to plan your caving adventure. There are a number of ways visitors can tour the caves.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Katoomba (79 km)

    Katoomba is at the heart of most of the stunning natural attractions that make up the Blue Mountains National Park. You can admire deep valleys, sandstone plateaus, waterfalls and native animals from the many walking trails and lookouts near Katoomba.

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    Kanangra-Boyd Lookout, Kanangra-Boyd National Park. Photo: NSW Government