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Threlfall picnic area

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

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Threlfall picnic area on Gara River in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park offers a great day trip with scenic views, walking, and swimming, just off of Waterfall Way, near Armidale.

Picnic areas
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Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.

If you like the idea of a leisurely lunch beside a clear mountain river, then Threlfall picnic area will have you packing the sandwiches. Just off Waterfall Way near Armidale, this peaceful lunch spot is on the northern edge of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.

Unroll the picnic blanket beside the crystal clear Gara River and let the rest of the world look after itself. It’s perfect day trip from Armidale, or bush lunch break on a touring holiday.

A short walk down river, there’s a popular swimming spot where you can swim with care in the wonderful waters. After a relaxing lunch, you can kick back in the shade of the redgums. If you want to go walking, try the nearby Threlfall walking track.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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  • in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • There are 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park where you'll need day use vehicle permits: Halls Peak campground and picnic area, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. Day use vehicle permits can be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee.

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