Back to previous page

Potoroo Falls picnic area

Tapin Tops National Park

Open, check current alerts 

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

From Wingham:

  • Take Elands Road and Wherrol Flat Road to Wherrol Flat
  • At Wherrol Flat, turn left onto Dingo Tops Road. 
  • Follow Dingo Tops Road to Rusty Road
  • Follow Rusty Road to Potoroo Road
  • Turn right on Potoroo Road to Little Run Creek

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available nearby the picnic area.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

The autumn colours in Dingo Tops campground are nothing short of spectacular in autumn, making it a perfect spot for a picnic or a stroll on a crisp, clear day.

Spring

Enjoy the fresh young growth and newborn animals on walks to the spectacular Rowleys Rock lookout with its panoramic views, or wandering through the rainforest along Potoroo Falls walk or Mountain Brush circuit.

Summer

Escape the heat and humidity of the coast and go swimming at the lovely Potoroo Falls, or enjoy the fresh mountain air at Dingo Tops campground.

Facilities

Amenities

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

This park is in a remote location, so please be well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

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 + 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.

 

Waterfall safety

Waterfalls are beautiful destinations but please be safe when visiting these natural wonders. Read these waterfall safety tips before exploring waterfalls on your next walk.

Prohibited

Pets

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.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Potoroo Falls picnic area

Operated by

Park info