Starrs Creek picnic area
Coorabakh National Park
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
Check the weather before you set out as the road to Starrs Creek picnic area can become boggy when it rains.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)
- 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
17.2°C and 28.6°C
6.5°C and 12.8°C
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
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.
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
Maps and downloads
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.
- Taree office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6552 4097
- 78 Hargreaves Drive, Taree NSW 2430
- in Coorabakh National Park in the North Coast region
Coorabakh National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.