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Granite picnic area

Washpool National Park

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Enjoy a picnic at Granite picnic area in Washpool National Park. Stretch your legs on an easy walk to Granite lookout for views over the World Heritage-listed landscape.

Picnic areas
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.

Granite picnic area is a lovely lunch spot just a stone’s throw from the stunning views of Granite lookout. Located just 1km from the Gwydir Highway off Coachwood Drive, it makes for an enjoyable stop-off if you’re passing by, or an impressive launching pad for your exploration of Washpool National Park.

With picnic tables and a well-equipped barbecue shelter, settle in for an ambient lunch in a pleasant, all-weather setting among the eucalypt trees.

After your barbecue, why not enjoy an easy amble along the 400m Granite lookout walk through forest and rocky granite outcrops to the lookout, where you’ll be rewarded with picturesque views across the south-eastern forests of this spectacular World Heritage-listed landscape. On a clear day you can see all the way to Wollumbin-Mount Warning.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • A couple dressed in warm clothes seated on a park bench atop a rock outcrop in a bushland setting. Photo credit: Rob Cleary © DPIE

    Granite lookout

    Granite lookout is in Washpool National Park near Granite picnic area. Take an easy stroll down Granite walking track to reach this lovely spot with views across Washpool wilderness and ancient Gondwana Rainforest.

  • A couple stands on a rocky outcrop set in the dry forests of Washpool National Park. Photo credit: Rob Cleary © DPIE

    Granite walking track

    Granite walking track is in Washpool National Park near Granite picnic area. It’s an easy stroll that rewards you with stunning views from Granite lookout.


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  • 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.

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