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Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area

Boonoo Boonoo National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

From Tenterfield:

  • Turn right onto Naas Street at the northern end of Rouse Street, then turn left onto Logan Street.
  • Drive for 21km down sealed Mount Lindesay Road, passing Basket Swamp National Park.
  • Turn right onto sealed Boonoo Boonoo Falls Road, and drive for 5 km to the park entrance.
  • Continue along unsealed Boonoo Boonoo Falls Road for 9 km to Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area where you can park.

From Stanthorpe:

  • From High Street, turn right on Amosfield Road, then take a slight right towards Tenterfield along sealed Mount Lindesay Road.
  • Crossing Mursons and Jenner Creeks, continue past Bald Rock National Park.
  • Turn left onto sealed Boonoo Boonoo Falls Road, and drive for 5 km to the park entrance.
  • Continue along unsealed Boonoo Boonoo Falls Road for 9 km to Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area where you can park. 

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Boonoo Boonoo Falls can become inaccessible during and after heavy rain

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available in a gravel carpark at Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area, including 1 designated accessible parking space. Bus parking is available.

Best times to visit

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


This is the season for wildflowers. The mild weather at this time of year is also particularly good for camping.


The water in the large secluded rock pools along the river will give sweet relief from the summer heat.


Temperatures can plunge overnight and mornings are often frosty at this time of year, so be well-prepared if you're camping. Though winter days are often sunny, cloudless and warm enough to enjoy a picnic or a long hike.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


14°C and 27°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


2°C and 14°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



There are no rubbish bins so please take all your rubbish with you.


There is a toilet that can be accessed by people with reduced mobility but not people in wheelchairs

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

The picnic area has several picnic tables, including 1 that's wheelchair accessible.

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)
  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)


  • There is a carpark with 1 accessible parking space.
  • Bus parking is available just south of the picnic area.

Step-free access

The picnic area is mostly flat and step-free with a smooth bitumen pathway that leads to the picnic tables, barbecue shelter and one of the toilets. 

You'll need to cross over gravel to reach the other parts of the picnic area that are not located along this pathway.

The ground has a slight slope from the picnic area down to the rockpool viewing area, with a gradient of 1:10.

  • Step-free outdoor pathways

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.


Disability access level - medium

Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area is mostly flat and step-free, with the following accessible facilities:

  • 1 accessible parking spot in the gravel carpark
  • A smooth bitumen pathway that runs from the carpark to the picnic tables, barbecue shelter and 1 of the toilets. This toilet is accessible by people with reduced mobility but not by people in wheelchairs.
  • 1 wheelchair-accessible picnic table at the picnic area, set on a paved slab with a gable roof.

There are 2 non-flush toilets toilets at the picnic area. One is set along a bitumen pathway and the other is surrounded by gravel. Neither are ambulant.




Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.



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.

Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area

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Park info

  • in Boonoo Boonoo National Park in the Country NSW region
  • Boonoo Boonoo National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change.

    Buy annual pass