COVID-19 update
Back to previous page
Print factsheet

Cobark Park picnic area

Barrington Tops National Park

Open, check current alerts 

Overview

Take a break at Cobark Park picnic area to plan your adventures in the plateau region of Barrington Tops National Park—1 hour from Gloucester.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Barrington Tops National Park
Accessibility
Hard
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, raincoat, snacks, clothes for all weather conditions
Please note
  • There are no toilet facilities here. You can find toilets at Honeysuckle (10min drive) and Devils Hole (20min drive) picnic areas.
  • Check the weather before you set out because the road to Cobark Park picnic area can be affected by snow and ice.

On your Barrington Tops day trip, stop at the tranquil Cobark Park picnic area to get your bearings before exploring the northern part of the wild, untamed Barrington wilderness.

Located at the northernmost entrance to the park, you'll find plenty of parking near this cool, shady picnic spot which is set back from the road. Pull out your lunch at one of the covered picnic tables and breathe in the crisp, high plateau air.

Look for the bright flutter of king parrots and crimson rosellas and listen for superb lyrebirds mimicking other birds around them in the dense eucalypt forest. You might even be lucky enough to see a koala in the canopy.

It's a great jumping off point for other adventures in this park, with its World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests. If you're after spectacular views, drive 5min to Thunderbolts lookout or Devils Hole lookout walk and picnic area. If you need more time for walking, fishing or cycling, pitch your tent at Polblue campground and picnic area and stretch your legs on Polblue Swamp track.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

Explore Gondwana Rainforests

Explore the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area in our NSW national parks. Enjoy guided tours, walks, waterfalls, scenic drives, and accommodation surrounded by ancient landscapes.

Two men cross a creek bridge on a rainforest walk in Border Ranges National Park. Photo: Branden Bodman/OEH

 

Download our app

The free NSW National Parks app lets you download maps and explore parks, things to do and places to stay—all without mobile reception.

Hand holding a phone with NSW National Parks app on screen. Photo: Branden Bodman/DPIE