Carrai and Coachwood trails combines 2 remote 4WD adventures in Carrai National Park and Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, between Kempsey and Armidale.
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4WD touring routes
Birdwatching and wildlife facilities
Stuck for things to do with kids? Enjoy scenic views and a picnic while birdwatching at Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve at Guyra, near Armidale in NSW’s northern tablelands.
The views are fantastic along this 70km scenic drive. Stop for a swim, picnic or camp overnight at one of the remote, picturesque spots provided by the river.
While car touring, stop off and go walking among the trees or swimming in the river and have a picnic on Moonpar Forest drive, a 75km circuit through Cascade and Nymboi–Binderay national parks.
If you're in Nymboi-Binderay National Park, go walking and sightseeing on the half-day circuit of Moonpar Forest drive and enjoy a picnic surrounded by majestic trees which are around eight centuries old.
Horse riding trails
Head to Washpool National Park for your next horse riding adventure. You’ll find 100km of great forest trails for all riding levels, a short drive from Tenterfield.
Cascades walking track in New England National Park is a rainforest stream walk that travels down through the valley below Wrights lookout for amazing scenic views.
Scenic lookouts and waterfalls make the Apsley Gorge Rim walking track an ideal short walk for wildlife and birdwatching in the Northern Tablelands.
This track is the longest in Cathedral Rock National Park. It links Barokee and Native Dog campgrounds and takes in both Woolpack Rocks and Cathedral Rock along the way.
The moderately challenging Budds Mare to Riverside walking track takes in ancient rainforest and wild rivers of Macleay World Heritage-listed wilderness area.
The easy Cassinia walk from Long Point takes in dry rainforest and bushland offering birdwatching and scenic views over World Heritage listed Macleay Gorge wilderness.
Cathedral Rock track is an exciting and challenging walk, near to Barokee campground and Round Mountain, offering scenic views across the New England Tablelands from the summit.
Dry rainforest, birdwatching, and scenic views from the lookout make Chandler View circuit walk from Long View an excellent medium walk.
The short yet steep Chandler walking track from Wollomombi Falls picnic area, near Armidale, offers excellent birdwatching and scenic views from Checks lookout.
The Coachwood loop track is a short and easy walk that starts and finishes at the Norman Jolly picnic area in Nymboi-Binderay National Park.
Coombadjha nature stroll in Washpool National Park is a short yet inspiring walk through World Heritage listed rainforest, with a delightful swimming spot at the end.
A great stop-off between the coast and Armidale along Waterfall Way, Ebor Falls offers spectacular waterfall views, scenic lookouts and a picnic area.
Gara Gorge lookout is accessed via an easy hike along Threlfall walking track, providing birdwatching, picnicking, and scenic views over the spectacular gorge country near Armidale.
Point lookout is a must-see destination for visitors to New England National Park, offering panoramic views across World Heritage rainforest to the ocean in the distance.
This well-positioned lookout has been used for centuries, and offers tremendous views over the Bindery-Mann wilderness, with birdwatching and picnic opportunities close by.
Head to Beech lookout in Cunnawarra National Park for remarkable views out over World Heritage-listed rainforest.
Kosekai lookout offers a scenic lookout over the expansive Nambucca Valley all the way to the coast, with picnic tables and good opportunities for birdwatching.
The picturesque Apsley Falls picnic area offers barbecue facilities with scenic views of gorges and waterfalls and nearby sites of Aboriginal significance.
Blue Holes picnic area is a popular spot with the locals, offering swimming and walking in a scenic bush setting in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park near Armidale.
A perfect bush spot for a family picnic, the Dangars Falls picnic area offers scenic waterfall and river views on the Northern Tablelands near Armidale.
Enjoy a picnic among tall old-growth trees and historic logging relics at Norman Jolly picnic area in Nymboi-Binderay National Park, not far from Dorrigo.
Threlfall picnic area on Gara River in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park offers a great day trip with scenic views, walking, and swimming, just off of Waterfall Way, near Armidale.
Berarngutta picnic area in New England National Park is located near the trackhead for Eagles Nest walking track and nearby Point lookout circuit.
Between Grafton and Glen Innes, Dandahra picnic area in Gibraltar Range National Park is a great rest stop offering walking and birdwatching.
Close to the Gwydir Highway, Platypus picnic area gives travellers a small glimpse of Gibraltar Range National Park, with birdwatching opportunities and a place to picnic with barbecues.
Little Llangothlin picnic area is an ideal place for a leisurely picnic and makes for a perfect day trip from Glen Innes or Armidale.
For scenic views across spectacular wilderness, Vista Point picnic area offers birdwatching and World Heritage rainforest in Mount Hyland Nature Reserve, near Dorrigo.