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Tunnel Road picnic area

Woomargama National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Tunnel Road picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Tunnel Road picnic area is on the western edge of Woomargama National Park. To get there from Albury:

  • Travel north on Hume Highway
  • Take the Woomargama exit
  • Turn right into Tunnel Road and travel about 10km to the park’s boundary

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Tunnel Road picnic area.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

The crisp air offers excellent conditions for exploring either on foot or by mountain bike.

Spring

Many of the wildflowers are in bloom; including the pale-pink common fringe myrtle; native fuchsia, with its red bell-shaped flowers, and the yellow bitter-peas.

Summer

Camp in the bushland by Basin Creek, where it's cool, at Tin Mines campground.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

16°C and 30°C

Highest recorded

43.7°C

Winter temperature

Average

5°C and 16°C

Lowest recorded

–2.8°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

August

Driest month

February

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

124mm

Facilities

  • You'll need to bring your own drinking and cooking water
  • You are encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

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 ensure you’re 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).

Outback safety

Safety is of high priority in outback areas. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 50°C in some places. Food, water and fuel supplies can be scarce. Before you head off, check for road closures and use our contacts to stay safe in the outback.

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

Assistance may be required to access this area.

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.

Tunnel Road picnic area

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Norths lookout, Woomargama National Park. Photo: Dave Pearce/NSW Government