Coachwood picnic area
Washpool National Park
All the practical information you need to know about the Coachwood picnic area.
Getting there and parking
Washpool National Park is located off the Gwydir Highway between Grafton and Glen Innes. To get to Coachwood Picnic Area:
- Take the Gwydir Highway from Glen Innes or Grafton
- Take the Coachwood Drive turnoff and follow to Coachwood picnic area
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available at Coachwood picnic area
Best times to visit
Washpool National Park offers an exceptional visit all year round. You're sure to find a walk, tour, activity or attraction to appeal, regardless of the season. Here are some of the highlights.
Autumn offers good weather for exploring the park during the day and is cool enough during the evenings to sit by the campfire.
Mid-spring is a fantastic time to head out on the inspiring World Heritage walk. The temperature is perfect and the heathlands, swamps and woodlands erupt in a colourful display of wildflowers including the striking Gibraltar waratah.
Enjoy the shade of the rainforest with a picnic and walk, and then cool off with a dip in Coombajdha creek's natural pool.
The coldest time of the year means that you may likely have the park to yourself – enjoy the solitude.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
14°C and 26°C
2°C and 15°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Water is available from the creek – however, you’ll need to boil or treat it before drinking.
- Non-flush toilets
- Gas/electric barbecues (free)
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - medium
Assistance may be required to access this area.
- Glen Innes office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6739 0700
- 68 Church Street, Glen Innes NSW 2370
- in Washpool National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
Washpool 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 applies only at attractions in the Glen Innes area. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change and display your receipt.Buy annual pass