Back to previous page
Print factsheet

Nightcap National Park

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Lismore:

    • Drive 35km to the northern rivers area of NSW
    • Road access is from one of five roads from the Richmond Valley in the south, four of which are unsealed
    • Whian Whian Forest Drive is off the Lismore-Mullumbimby Road

    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 Nightcap National Park. Here are some of the highlights: Weather in the northern rivers region is generally mild in winter ranging to hot in summer. It can be very wet (the park receives the highest annual rainfall in NSW) and misty so check local weather conditions and pack suitable clothes as well as a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    18°C and 29°C

    Highest recorded

    40°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    6°C and 19°C

    Lowest recorded

    -0.6°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    February

    Driest month

    September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    350mm

    Facilities

    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, 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.

    Nightcap National Park

    Contact

    Nearby towns

    Nimbin (11 km)

    Nimbin is the counter-culture capital of Australia. It's set in a beautiful green valley pierced with limestone spires.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Lismore (27 km)

    Lismore is a major North Coast commercial, cultural and administrative centre. It's set in undulating country on the north arm of the Richmond River.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Mullumbimby (32 km)

    Mullumbimby sits on the Brunswick River and is overshadowed by subtropical hills.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Minyon Falls, Nightcap National Park. Photo: Hamilton Lund