Blue Hole picnic area
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
Blue Holes picnic area is a popular spot with the locals, offering swimming and walking in a scenic bush setting in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park near Armidale.
- Picnic areas
- Please note
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.
When it’s time for a day with the family in the great outdoors, pack up the car and head to Blue Hole picnic area for a relaxing day out in the bush. Locals from nearby towns, including Armidale, have been coming to this spot for years and when you pull up, you’ll know why.
Blue Hole is a popular swimming spot, so pack your swimmers and head towards The Weir. Check out the nearby historic hydro-electric scheme on the Threlfall walking track.
Don’t forget to bring your favourite barbecue food and a cool refreshing drink, as you cook up a feast in the cool shade of the ribbon gums and river oaks. You’ll be serenaded by the sounds of the bush as you settle back for a relaxing meal in the great outdoors.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Armidale office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm.
- 02 6738 9100
- 145 Miller Street, Armidale NSW 2350
- in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
There are 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park where you'll need day use vehicle permits: Halls Peak campground and picnic area, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. Day use vehicle permits can be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee.Contact us for permits
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