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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 is available 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.


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


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


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


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

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


16°C and 28°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


4°C and 20°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day




Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)


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.


Disability access level - easy

  • Woolgoolga Creek picnic area is fully wheelchair-accessible



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.

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.