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Washpools picnic area and viewing platform

Towarri National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about the Washpools picnic area and viewing platform.

Getting there and parking

On entering Towarri National Park:

  • Drive along Middlebrook Road and park at Washpools picnic area
  • The viewing platform is a short walk from the picnic area

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


There's a gravel carpark at Washpools picnic area and viewing platform.

Best times to visit

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


After the wind down from the hotter months, the temperatures at Washpool are delightful and a great time to visit the park.


Wildflowers emerge in spring and that gets the birds and bees excited too.


These hot months are a great time for swimming in Middle Brook and Washpools waterhole.


Wood fires are allowed in the park during winter, so it's an ideal time to come camping. Pack your billy and your thermals.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


16°C and 30°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


2.5°C and 14.5°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day




  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

There are 5 picnic tables and a barbecue shelter at the picnic area, set on concrete slabs and surrounded by grass.

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)


Step-free access

There is step-free access around this picnic area, but no formal pathways. You'll need to cross over a flat, grassy area to reach the picnic area facilities.

Seats and resting points

There are 3 benches with backrests at the picnic area.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

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.

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 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).

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.

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 - medium

  • There is step-free access around the picnic area, but no formal pathways. You'll need to cross over a flat, grassy area to reach the facilities.
  • There's an accessible toilet
  • There are accessible picnic tables that are set on concrete slabs and surrounded by grass.
  • There are benches with backrests.



A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.



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.

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