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Wollemi National Park

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

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    To get to Ganguddy (Dunns swamp) from Rylstone:

    • Turn off Ilford Road on to Fitzgerald Street
    • Continue on to Narrango Road for 2.4km
    • Slight left on to Narango Road continue for 15.4km
    • Continue straight on to Coricudgy Road and then Mount Coricudgy Road for 7.1km

    To reach Newnes:

    • Turn off Castlereagh Highway at Lidsdale, 7km west of Lithgow
    • Newnes is 35km from the turnoff

    To get to Deep Pass:

    • Turn off Bells Line of Road at the Zig Zag railway and follow the gravel road for 7km
    • Turn right at Newnes Forest Road and continue driving through the pine forest to its end - around 11.5km
    • Turn right here on to Eastern Boundary Road, and then take the second road on the left to head towards Deep Pass North

    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 Wollemi National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    With its softer light, autumn is the perfect time of year to head out to photograph or paint Wollemi's extraordinary landscapes.

    Spring

    With the temperature warming up, dig out the canoe and head to picturesque Ganguddy (Dunns swamp) for a cruise along the waterways.

    Summer

    Escape the heat and join an illuminating tour of the Glow Worm tunnel.

    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.

    Bushwalking in the wilderness areas of Wollemi National Park

    Vast areas of Wollemi National Park are covered by wilderness: pristine, rugged landscapes that remain basically unchanged by modern human activity. The park encompasses and protects pagoda rock formations, basalt capped mountains, deep gorges and winding river valleys, canyons, hanging swamps, waterfalls and sandstone escarpments. It was here that the ancient Wollemi pine was discovered in 1994, in a hidden rainforest gorge.

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're planning to walk in the park's wilderness areas, you need to be an experienced walker with well-developed navigation, leadership and bushcraft skills. Many walks also require rock scrambling and abseiling skills. You should be absolutely sure of your capabilities, and always walk in a group. Party sizes in wilderness areas are restricted to a maximum of eight people. The bushwalking safety pages provide helpful information. If you are venturing into areas of the parks that have canyons, you can find out more about canyoning care and safety. Bushwalking groups often go into the wilderness areas of the park, and you can contact these groups for further information. The following contacts may be useful:

    Maps

    The Wollemi National Park tourist map (1:190 000) shows some of the park's wilderness trails (Hema maps), however more detailed topographic maps (1:25 000) are essential and are available from the Land and Property Management Authority, tourist information centres and some local newsagents and camping shops. Topographic maps that cover Wollemi National Park are:

    North-west
    8933-3-S-Bylong
    8932-4-N-Talooby
    8932-1-N-Widden
    8933-2-S-Kerrabee
    8932-4-S-Growee
    8932-1-S-Mount Pomany
    8932-3-N-Olinda
    8932-2-N-Coricudgy
    8932-3-S-Bogee
    8932-2-S-Coorongooba
    8931-4-N- Glen Alice
    8931-1-N-Gospers Mountain

    North-east
    9033-3-S-Denman
    9032-4-N-Glen Gallic
    9032-1-N-Doyles Creek
    9032-4-S-Monundilla
    9032-4-S-Parnell
    9032-3-N-Kindarun
    9032-3-S-Putty
    9031-4-N-Wirraba

    South-west
    8931-4-S-Ben Bullen
    8931-3-N-Cullen Bullen
    8931-1-S-Mount Morgan
    8931-2-N-Rock Hill

    South-east
    9032-4-S-Six Brothers
    9031-3-N-Colo Heights
    9031-3-S-Mountain Lagoon

    If you are planning a wilderness walk in the park, please contact the relevant NPWS office for the area of the park you intend to visit:

    • North-west section (entering from around Mudgee, Bylong, Rylstone, Kandos): contact our Mudgee office
    • North-east section (entering from around Muswellbrook, Denman, Putty): contact our Bulga office
    • South-east section (entering from around Kurrajong, Colo, Bilpin): contact our Richmond office
    • South-west section (entering from around Lithgow, Newnes, Bell, Mount Wilson): contact our Blackheath office.

    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.

    Wollemi National Park

    Contact

    Nearby towns

    Lithgow (28 km)

    Hassans Walls Lookout, near Lithgow, is the highest in the Blue Mountains. Admire Mt Wilson, Mt York, Mt Tarana and Mt Blaxland as well as the pretty Hartley Valley below. To the south are the Kanimbla and Megalong valley and Mt Bindo. While there, go for a walk or ride around the lookout.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Blackheath (58 km)

    The magnificent Govetts Leap waterfall drops a whopping 180m to the base of the cliff. The 'ozone-laden' air of the Blue Mountains was promoted as a health tonic since the early 1800s, and when you get there, you'll realise why.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Kandos (120 km)

    Kandos is a gateway to the wonderland of Wollemi National Park, the rugged home of one of the rarest plants in the world - the Wollemi Pine - and other endangered and threatened species of plants, marsupials and birds. It's a great base for bushwalking, water sports and enjoying the great outdoors.

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    Ganguddy Swamp (Dunns Swamp). Photo: Barry Collier/OEH