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Woolgoolga Creek picnic area

Sherwood Nature Reserve

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Woolgoolga Creek picnic area is in the Woolgoolga Creek precinct of Sherwood Nature Reserve. To get there:

  • From Woolgoolga, drive west along Woolgoolga Creek Road.
  • Follow the signs to the picnic area

Please note there is no vehicle access from Powerline Road.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available in a gravel carpark at Woolgoolga Creek picnic area.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you at Sherwood Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

See magnificent quandong trees as their fruits turn blue and fallen leaves carpet the rainforest floor with red.

Spring

A fantastic time to see rainforest birds while they're nesting and wildflowers in the heathland.

Summer

Enjoy the tranquillity in the rainforest and some cool respite from the summer heat.

Winter

Bask in the winter sun at Woolgoolga Creek picnic area and enjoy a sheltered walk in the rainforest.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

16°C and 28°C

Highest recorded

28.3°C

Winter temperature

Average

4°C and 20°C

Lowest recorded

4.2°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

August

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

953.1mm

Facilities

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Carpark

Step-free access

The picnic area is flat and step-free, with a paved pathway that leads to the first picnic table and the display shelter.

You'll need to cross over flat grass to reach the other picnic tables, barbecue and the toilets.

  • Step-free outdoor pathways

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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).

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.

Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

Woolgoolga Creek picnic area is flat and step-free with:

  • A paved path that leads to the first picnic table and display shelter
  • An accessible non-flush toilet
  • Accessible picnic tables

You'll need to cross over flat grass to reach most of the picnic tables, the barbecue and the toilets.

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.

Woolgoolga Creek picnic area

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Park info

  • in Sherwood Nature Reserve in the North Coast region
  • Sherwood Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or damage to trail network.