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Woko National Park

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

From Gloucester:

  • Drive 14km north along Thunderbolts Way
  • Turn onto Curricabark Road, then drive another 14km.
  • Take Flood Detour Road into Woko National Park (about 1km), then turn left into Woko campground.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

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 Woko National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Spring

Walk along Brush Turkey track, keeping an eye out for brush turkeys and lyrebirds scratching in the undergrowth.

Summer

Escape from the summer heat by taking advantage of Manning River for a refreshing dip, or float along the current on an air mattress.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

16.8°C and 25.9°C

Highest recorded

43°C

Winter temperature

Average

20.1°C and 14.4°C

Lowest recorded

-6.2°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

February

Driest month

July

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

666.2mm

Facilities

Toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue 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.

Woko National Park and camping area is approximately 30 minutes drive from Gloucester.  Please ensure you have enough supplies for your stay.  Mobile phone coverage is sketchy so people are advised to be self-sufficient in medical supplies.  Remember nights can be cold in winterm and cool in summer - always ensure you carry enough warm clothing and bedding.

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.

Woko National Park

Contact

  • in the North Coast region
  • Woko National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Gloucester
      (02) 6538 5300
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 59 Church Street, Gloucester NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6558 2476
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    • Nelson Bay
      (02) 4984 8200
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Level 1, 12B Teramby Road, Nelson Bay NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4981 5918
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Nearby towns

Gloucester (33 km)

Famous for gold deposits and the bushranger Captain Thunderbolt, Gloucester is located in the north Hunter region, east of Barrington Tops. The nearby state forests and national parks are ideal for walking, camping and outdoor adventure sports.

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Forster (105 km)

Dominated by water sports Forster is the centre of the Great Lakes area.

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Taree (110 km)

Taree is a major mid North Coast city, ringed by superb beaches. It's situated on the Manning River and set against rolling hills.

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Little Manning river. Photo:John Spencer