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Werrikimbe National Park

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

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    From Wauchope:

    • Drive towards Beechwood on Beechwood Road
    • After approximately 6.5km, turn onto Bellangry Road and follow for approximately 18km to Bellangry.
    • After Bellangry, the road is unsealed and becomes known as Hastings Forest Way.
    • Follow Hastings Forest Way for about 30km through the forest to the park boundary, then continue on another 8km to the junction with Cockerawombeeba Road in the eastern precinct of the park.

    Park entry points

    By bike

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

    By public transport

    There are no public transport options directly to Werrikimbe National Park. For information about public transport options to nearby Wauchope, visit the NSW country transport info website.

    Best times to visit

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

    Autumn

    Bathe in warm days and huddle around the campfire on cool nights at one of the remote campgrounds.

    Spring

    See the bushland burst with colour as the spring wildflowers attract a range of birds.

    Summer

    Escape the crowds and the coastal heat and enjoy walking in cool temperate rainforest.

    Winter

    Experience crystal clear days and crisp early morning frosts. Listen out for the night-time territorial calls of large forest owls from your tent.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    16°C and 29°C

    Highest recorded

    42.2°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    5°C and 20°C

    Lowest recorded

    -5.1°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    February

    Driest month

    July

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    706.8mm

    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 and 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.

    Werrikimbe National Park

    Contact

    Nearby towns

    Wauchope (65 km)

    Wauchope is great base for exploring nearby national parks that are part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Follow the Hastings Forest Way to Werrikimbe National Park, a rugged wilderness of outstanding beauty spread with short and long walks. Willi Willi National Park is a rainforest mountain park with three beautiful walking tracks that follow the river and lead to a sparkling waterfall. 

    www.visitnsw.com

    Walcha (90 km)

    Walcha is the gateway to some of the best adventure experiences in Australia. Expect gorges, rainforests, waterfalls and wilderness. Enjoy helicopter flights, 4WD tours and fishing, as well as guided bushwalks in some of Australia's most rugged terrain.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Port Macquarie (98 km)

    Vibrant Port Macquarie is surrounded by beautiful waterways - the Hastings River, canals, creeks, bays and the Pacific Ocean. The city also has a five-star collection of golden-sand beaches stretching from Port Macquarie Beach to Town Beach and north along the 16-km swathe of North Beach.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Werrikimbe National Park. Photo: John Spencer