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Shannon Creek forest drive

Nymboi-Binderay National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Shannon Creek forest drive.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Starting at Tyringham General Store (last fuel):

    • Drive north along Armidale-Grafton Road to Clouds Creek
    • Take the left-hand turn-off onto Tallowwood Road (signposted)
    • Tallowwood Road meets Ellis Road, continue along Ellis Road.
    • Turn right onto Sheas Nob Road, then take Link Road to Joebills Road.
    • Return back along Joebills Road and Shannon Creek Road and pass the intersection with Boundary Creek forest drive on your right
    • Shannon Creek Road joins Boundary Creek Forest Road
    • Turn right at T-intersection and after 1km, meet Armidale-Grafton Road south of Nymboida village.

    Starting at the Nymboida Coaching Station (no fuel):

    • Drive south along Armidale-Grafton Road
    • Turn right onto Boundary Creek forest drive
    • Turn left to continue along Boundary Creek forest drive
    • Turn right onto Shannon Creek Road.
    • Turn left off Shannon Creek Road onto Joebills Road
    • Turn right onto Boundary Creek Forest Road
    • Go through gate and turn right onto Link Road
    • Turn right onto Sheas Nob Road, views into Chandlers Creek gorge on your right.
    • Take Ellis Road and Tallowwood Road to return to Armidale-Grafton Road

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available at Shannon Creek picnic area.

    Best times to visit

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

    Autumn

    Photography of forest and cycads fruiting.

    Spring

    Wilderness bushwalking along Chandler Creek gorge.

    Summer

    Remote camping, fishing and swimming in Chandler Creek.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    28°C and 30°C

    Highest recorded

    43.8°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    21°C and 24°C

    Lowest recorded

    -2.2°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    February

    Driest month

    September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    274.3mm

    Facilities

    • You are encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.
    • Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    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).

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

    Accessibility

    Disability access level - medium

    • Assistance may be required to access this area
    • Assistance may be required if stopping at Shannon Creek picnic area

    Prohibited

    Gathering firewood

    Firewood is not supplied and may not be collected from the park.

    Pets

    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.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Shannon Creek forest drive

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    Park info

    Chaelundi National Park. Photo: A Harber/NSW Government