Washpools picnic area and viewing platform
Towarri National Park
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
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- 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
16°C and 30°C
2.5°C and 14.5°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- Non-flush toilets
There are 5 picnic tables and a barbecue shelter at the picnic area, set on concrete slabs and surrounded by grass.
- Gas/electric barbecues (free)
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
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.
- Scone office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6540 2300
- 19 Hayes Street, Scone NSW 2337
- in Towarri National Park in the Country NSW region
Towarri National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger