Mooraback Cabin

Werrikimbe National Park

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Get back to nature with a stay at the remote Mooraback Cabin in Werrikimbe National Park. Nestled in a valley on the edge of World Heritage-listed Gondwana rainforest, you’ll find walks, cycling trails and plenty of wildlife right at your doorstep.

Accommodation Details
Accommodation type Cabin
Bedrooms 2
Maximum guests 6
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, drinking water, showers, toilets, electric power, indoor fireplace, kitchen, plates and cutlery, pots and pans, heating
What to bring Blankets, bed sheets, pillows, pillow cases, shampoo and soap, food supplies
Bookings Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757
Please note
  • Check in 2pm, check out 10am.
  • You'll get a PIN code to access the property after you book. Contact the National Parks Contact Centre if you don't receive your code. Fees apply for lost keys.
  • The property is in a remote location so it’s a good idea to pick up your supplies before you arrive. The closest town for supplies is Walcha.

Positioned at the head of the Hastings River, Mooraback Cabin is a quiet and remote place to unwind. It’s only an hour’s drive from Walcha, but you’ll feel worlds away, perched on the edge of World Heritage-listed Gondwana rainforest.

This wheelchair-friendly cabin is a cosy size for families or small groups of friends. From your verandah, watch kangaroos and wallabies provide free entertainment in the mornings and afternoons. If you bring your binoculars, you may spot some of the park’s unique birdlife including robins, fantails and brown thornbills.

The cabin is a great base to explore the walks, lookouts and waterfalls of the park. Go platypus spotting at dawn or dusk on the kid-friendly Platypus Pool walking track, listen for lyrebirds along Carabeen walk or head off the beaten track to lower Mooraback Falls.

A short drive away, you’ll find the dramatic gorges and pristine swimming holes of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. The cabin is located just 10km from Cedar Creek, making it the perfect location to extend your walking experience if you’re hiking Green Gully track.

The frosty mornings make this location a winter wonderland. Cosy up to the wood heater after a day exploring the park and as evening falls, watch the crystal-clear sky above you fill with stars.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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All the practical information you need to know about Mooraback Cabin.

Getting there and parking

Mooraback Cabin is in the Mooraback precinct of Werrikimbe National Park. To get there:

  • Follow the Oxley Highway 55km east of Walcha or 150km west of Port Macquarie
  • Turn onto Kangaroo Flat Road
  • After around 19.5km, turn onto Mooraback Road and follow for 7km to the park entrance.
  • After entering the park, Mooraback Cabin is another 7km along Mooraback Road.

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Mooraback Cabin can become boggy when it rains.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available at the cabin.


Bedding configuration: 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with a double bed and 2 single bunk beds.


  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

There's a fire pit outside and firewood is supplied. There's also a gas barbecue on the deck.

Drinking water

There is rainwater at the cabin, but it must be boiled before drinking.


  • Hot showers
  • Cold showers

Electric power

The cabin has reliable renewable power.

Indoor fireplace


Plates and cutlery

Pots and pans


Slow combustion heater in the lounge room.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Cycling safety

Hundreds of cyclists head to our national parks for fun and adventure. If you're riding your bike through a national park, read these mountain biking and cycling safety tips.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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).

Wildlife safety

Keep yourself and our wildlife safe by understanding the risks of wildlife encounters and how to avoid them.


Disability access level - easy

The cabin is wheelchair-friendly, including the toilets and showers.

Easy access is free of obstacles such as steps, rough terrain or significant slopes, and may have ramps or boardwalks.


Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Campfires are permitted in the outdoor firepit only.


Cycling is permitted on designated trails.




Gathering firewood



Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Learn more

Mooraback Cabin is in Werrikimbe National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

Abundant landscapes

Platypus Pools walk, Werrikimbe National Park. Photo: John Spencer

You'll find three different rainforest types; cool temperate, warm temperate and subtropical. The park also contains significant endangered ecological communities, like at Bishops Swamp and Racecourse Swamp. Head to Mooraback campground to see the snow gum woodland that is slowly regenerating from over 100 years of grazing.

Thousands of species

Eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), Werrikimbe National Park. Photo: John Spencer

There are close to 1,000 plant species found in Werrikimbe, including nearly 30 that are listed as rare or threatened. The diverse landscapes of Werrikimbe are home to a wide range of wildlife including around 52 species of mammals, over 120 bird species and 48 species of reptiles and amphibians. You'll see bandicoots, eastern grey kangaroos and wallabies including the rare parma wallaby, sometimes seen around Brushy Mountain. You'll also find a range of forest birds such as eastern yellow robins, scarlet robins, grey and rufous fantails. If you're lucky, you might spot rare species such as the olive whistler, rufous scrub-bird and sooty owl.

  • King Fern walking track King Fern walking track in Werrikimbe National Park near Wauchope is a great introduction to World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests. A 2km loop, it also offers waterfalls and vibrant birdlife.

Traditional lands of the Dungutti People

Platypus Pools walk, Werrikimbe National Park. Photo: John Spencer

When you're exploring the beautiful mountains, rivers and bushlands of Werrikimbe National Park, you're on the traditional lands of the Dungutti Aboriginal People. Aboriginal groups continue to have an active role in the management of the park. There are a number of important sites in the park that show that Dungutti people are the original inhabitants of this land, including several stone arrangements and surface deposits of stone artefacts.

World Heritage wonder

Lookout over the wilderness, Werrikimbe National Park. Photo: John Spencer

The rainforests in Werrikimbe National Park are part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area; the most extensive strip of diverse rainforest anywhere on earth. This World Heritage Area is a direct window into the past and the future, providing a link to the ancient pre-human world and an irreplaceable record of life on our planet. Explore the rainforest on one of the park's many walking tracks, like King Fern walking track from Plateau Beech campground. Discover ancient Antarctic beech trees and listen for the lyrebird whose mimicking calls ring out through the rainforest.

  • Carabeen walk Discover World Heritage Gondwana Rainforest on Carabeen walk, in Werrikimbe National Park. This short, family-friendly walk loops past majestic yellow carabeen trees, near Walcha.
  • King Fern walking track King Fern walking track in Werrikimbe National Park near Wauchope is a great introduction to World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests. A 2km loop, it also offers waterfalls and vibrant birdlife.
  • Platypus Pool walking track Don’t miss Platypus Pool walking track when you’re staying at Mooraback campground in Werrikimbe National Park, near Walcha. You might spot a shy platypus as you walk alongside the Hastings River.

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