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Banksia Point picnic area

New England National Park

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

Parking available at Banksia Point picnic area.

Facilities

  • 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.

Amenities

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (firewood supplied)

Carpark

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 + 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).

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

Assistance may be required to access this area.

Prohibited

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.

Banksia Point picnic area

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Banksia Point picnic area, New England National Park. R Webster