Back Creek picnic area
Blue Gum Hills Regional Park
All the practical information you need to know about the Back Creek picnic area.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
Back Creek picnic area is 500m from the Blue Gum Hills Regional Park entry gate, off Minmi Road near Minmi.
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available nearby Back Creek picnic area
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
20°C and 28°C
10°C and 18°C
- Flush toilets
- Gas/electric barbecues (free)
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - easy
This area is fully wheelchair accessible
- Designated disabled parking spots are available
- Wide concrete path to sheltered picnic tables
- Toilet facilities are wheelchair accessible
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.
- Newcastle office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 4946 4100
- 1 Wetlands Place, Shortland NSW 2307
- 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.