Back to previous page

Back Creek picnic area

Blue Gum Hills Regional Park

Open, check current alerts 

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Back Creek picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Back Creek picnic area is 500m from the Blue Gum Hills Regional Park entry gate, off Minmi Road near Minmi.

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather


    Parking is available near Back Creek picnic area in a gravel carpark including 3 accessible parking spaces.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting fopr you in Blue Gum Hills National Park. Here are some highlights.


    A great time for cycling and walking as it cools down after the summer months.


    The weather is beautiful and fresh; perfect for a spot of walking or cycling.


    The picnic and barbecue areas offer lots of shade so it's a good time to visit to escape the heat.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    20°C and 28°C

    Winter temperature


    10°C and 18°C


    Wettest month

    December, January

    Driest month




    • Flush toilets

    Picnic tables

    Barbecue facilities

    • Gas/electric barbecues (free)


    Step-free access

    There are wide concrete paths that leads from the carpark to the picnic tables and shelters, toilets and benches. 

    • Step-free outdoor pathways

    Seats and resting points

    There are benches with backrests set along the concrete paths at the picnic area.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    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).


    Disability access level - easy

    Back Creek picnic area is flat and step-free, with the following accessible facilities:

    • 3 accessible parking spaces in the asphalt carpark
    • Wide concrete paths that lead to the picnic tables, shelters, bench seats and toilets
    • Accessible toilets
    • Benches with backrests where you can rest.



    Dog walking is permitted in this park away from picnic areas and children's play areas. You'll need to keep your dog on a leash at all times and remember to pick up after them.



    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Back Creek picnic area

    Operated by

    Park info

    • in Blue Gum Hills Regional Park in the North Coast region
    • Blue Gum Hills Regional Park is open 7.30am to 8pm during daylight savings (7.30am to 5pm at other times), but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.