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Terania Creek picnic area

Nightcap National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Terania Creek picnic area is in the Terania Creek precinct of Nightcap National Park. To get there:

  • Drive all the way along Terania Creek Road from The Channon
  • The twisting dirt road ends at the picnic area

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available a short distance from the picnic area in a gravel carpark.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Nightcap National Park. Here are some of the highlights: Weather in the northern rivers region is generally mild in winter ranging to hot in summer. It can be very wet (the park receives the highest annual rainfall in NSW) and misty so check local weather conditions and pack suitable clothes as well as a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


18°C and 29°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


6°C and 19°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day




There's a 1.2m-wide elevated timber walkway that leads to the toilets.

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables


Step-free access

The picnic area is flat and step-free, but there are no pathways, so you'll need to cross over hard-packed ground and grass to reach the facilities.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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

Terania Creek picnic area is flat and step-free, but there are no pathways. You'll need to cross over hard-packed ground and grass to reach the facilities.

There are accessible non-flush toilets that are set at the end of a 1.2m-wide elevated walkway.


Terania Creek and nearby Protesters falls are home to the very rare Fleay’s barred frog, so swimming is not permitted.


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.

Terania Creek picnic area

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Park info

  • in Nightcap National Park in the North Coast region
  • Nightcap National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or management operations.