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Kwiambal National Park

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Inverell:

    • Travel along Byron Street through the town centre passing Kamilaroi Park on your left.
    • Head north along Ashford Road for about an hour, and once at Ashford turn left onto Frazer Street.
    • Follow Frazer Street as it turns onto Wallangra Road and head west to the intersection with Sandy Creek Road.
    • Turn right onto Sandy CReek Road and follow for 6km until the intersection with Limestone Road.
    • From here turn left and continue onto Kwiambal National Park.

    From Tenterfield:

    • Head west along the Bruxner Way for about an hour.
    • Turn south just before Bonshaw to the small town of Ashford
    • From here, travel along Inverell Street in Ashford and turn onto Limestone Road. Following this road for 16km and at the insection of Limestone Road and Sandy Creek Road turn right, and continue onto Kwiambal National Park.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    By bike

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

    Best times to visit

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

    Autumn

    The crisp air offers excellent conditions for exploring either on foot or by mountain bike.

    Spring

    Many of the wildflowers are in bloom; including the pale-pink common fringe myrtle; native fuchsia, with its red bell-shaped flowers, and the yellow bitter-peas.

    Summer

    The many swimming opportunities, including rivers, secluded beaches, and even a plunge pool, makes Kwiambal a terrific destination in the height of summer.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    16°C and 30°C

    Highest recorded

    43.7°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    5°C and 16°C

    Lowest recorded

    –2.8°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    August

    Driest month

    February

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    124mm

    Facilities

    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.

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. For more information, please see the OEH policy.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Kwiambal National Park

    Contact

    • in the Country NSW region
    • Kwiambal National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

      • Tenterfield
        (02) 6736 4298
        Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
      • 10 Miles Street, Tenterfield NSW
      • Fax: (02) 6736 4301
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    Nearby towns

    Warialda (71 km)

    Warialda is surrounded by picturesque bushland, making it an ideal location for bushwalking and relaxing in natural surrounds. There are numerous places to picnic, and Cranky Rock Nature Reserve is a popular spot for fossicking, birdwatching and exploring. The area also supports a large variety of wildflowers.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Inverell (80 km)

    Go fossicking for sapphires and other gems at several places around the city. Grab a map of local fossicking sites from the visitor information centre and try your luck.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Glen Innes (118 km)

    Set in the most prolific sapphire region of Country NSW, Glen Innes hosts the annual Minerama Fossicking and Gem Show and the annual Australian Celtic Festival, and is home to the Australian Standing Stones.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Macintyre Falls, Kwiambal National Park. Photo: Michael van Ewijk/NSW Government