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Wagun picnic area

Deriah Aboriginal Area

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Wagun picnic area is in Deriah Aboriginal Area and located on Carinya Road.

To get there from Narrabri:

  • Drive south-east along Old Gunnedah Road for 3km, then turn left onto Kaputar Road.
  • After 9km, turn right onto Eulah Creek Road and continue for 5km until you reach the unsealed section.
  • Follow the unsealed section of Eulah Creek Road for 6km, past the olive farm, before turning right onto Carinya Road.
  • Follow this route up the hill to enter Deriah Aboriginal Area
  • After 1km you'll see the information bay on the left
  • From the information bay, travel east along Carinya Road for 2km and Wagun picnic area is on your right.

Road quality

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

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • All roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

Bus parking is available (one small bus space) parking is available at Wagun picnic area.

 

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Deriah Aboriginal Area. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

Enjoy bushwalking or mountain biking along the area's roads and trails.

Spring

A spectacular time to enjoy the activities of the area's abundant birdlife and wildlife.

Summer

Escape the heat of the plains in the dry rainforest, where you can enjoy bushwalking and picnicking as well as a range of cultural activities.

Winter

Soak up the sun while enjoying a picnic and take advantage of the scenic views available on a clear winter day.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

19.4°C and 35.3°C

Highest recorded

43.3°C

Winter temperature

Average

3.4°C and 17°C

Lowest recorded

-5.6°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

August

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

188mm

Facilities

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

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Carpark

Maps and downloads

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.

  • The walking opportunities in this park are suitable for experienced bushwalkers who are comfortable undertaking self-reliant hiking
  • If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.

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).

Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

  • The picnic area and toilets are fully wheelchair-accessible
  • Culture Sculpture walk may require moderate assistance as it has a number of low steps

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.

Wagun picnic area

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Park info

  • in Deriah Aboriginal Area in the Country NSW region
  • Deriah Aboriginal Area is always open but may have to close at times due to severe weather or extreme fire danger.

Wagun picnic area, Deriah Aboriginal Area. Photo: Dirk Richards