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Banksia Point picnic area

New England National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Banksia Point picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Banksia Point is in the Point lookout precinct of New England National Park. It is 1km south of Point lookout.

To get there by car:

  • Turn onto Point Lookout Road from Waterfall Way, halfway between Armidale and Dorrigo.
  • Continue for approximately 13km
  • Turn right at the sign to Banksia Point, 1km before Point lookout.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking available at Banksia Point picnic area in a small, bitumen carpark.


  • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so bring ample water with you.
  • You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.



  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (firewood supplied)


Step-free access

The picnic area is mostly flat and step-free. You'll need to cross over flat grass and natural ground to reach the picnic tables and nearby walking tracks.

The toilets are set at the end of a natural surface pathway.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

This park is in a remote location, so please make sure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment, and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

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.

If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.

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).


Disability access level - medium

Banksia Point picnic area is flat and step-free. You'll need to cross over natural ground and flat grass to reach the facilities and nearby walking tracks.

The toilets are set at the end of a natural ground path, but they are not accessible or ambulant.



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.

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