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Starrs Creek picnic area

Coorabakh National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about the Starrs Creek picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Starrs Creek picnic area is in the northern precinct of Coorabakh National Park. To get there:

  • From Coopernook and Moorland, take Forest Drive Road north.
  • Travel through Coopernook State Forest and follow the signs to Coorabakh National Park
  • Signs to Starrs Creek are well-posted throughout the park

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Starrs Creek picnic area can become boggy when it rains.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather


There's a gravel carpark at the picnic area, opposite Starrs Creek. The carpark has 1 accessible parking space.

Best times to visit

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


Several endangered plants flower in the park, creating beautiful displays of wildflowers near lookouts and along roadsides.


A perfect escape from the summer heat can be found in the subtropical rainforest around Starrs Creek, with its elevated boardwalk, and along the slightly more adventurous path to the cave at Newbys Creek.


Low rainfall and reasonable temperatures make winter a great time to take advantage of the several stunning lookouts around the park.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


17.2°C and 28.6°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


6.5°C and 12.8°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.


There's an accessible toilet at the start of the rainforest boardwalk which leads to the picnic area.

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

There are accessible timber picnic tables on a wooden platform at the end of the rainforest boardwalk that runs from the carpark to the picnic area.


Step-free access

There's step-free access from the carpark to the picnic area along a 100m wood rainforest boardwalk. The boardwalk has handrails as you reach the picnic area, but not at other points along its length.

  • Step-free outdoor pathways

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Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

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

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 - easy

  • The wooden rainforest boardwalk that leads from the small gravel carpark to the picnic area is 100m long, step-free and mostly flat. There are handrails at the end, where the picnic tables are.
  • There's a small gravel carpark with 1 accessible parking space.
  • There's an accessible toilet next to the carpark, at the start of the rainforest boardwalk
  • There are accessible picnic tables toilets on a wooden platform at the end of the rainforest boardwalk.



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.

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