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Berarngutta picnic area

New England National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Berarngutta picnic area is in the Point Lookout precinct of New England National Park. To get there:

  • Turn onto Point Lookout Road from Waterfall Way, halfway between Armidale and Dorrigo.
  • Continue for approximately 14km
  • Turn left into Berarngutta picnic area, 200m before Point lookout.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Berarngutta picnic area.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

Enjoy the fresh air walking during the day, and cosy nights by the fire at Toms Cabin.

Spring

Climb up to Wrights lookout and see the colourful display of wildflowers.

Summer

Immerse yourself in the cool air and vibrant green of the Antarctic beech rainforest covered in moss.

Winter

Discover the spectacular icicles and frozen rock faces along the Weeping Rock walking track.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

10°C and 24°C

Highest recorded

32.8°C

Winter temperature

Average

1°C and 12°C

Lowest recorded

-7.1°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

June

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

286.1mm

Facilities

  • Untreated tank water is supplied, so it’s a good idea to bring your own drinking water.
  • You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (firewood supplied)

Carpark

Drinking water

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

This park is in a remote location, so please ensure 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).

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 dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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