Woomargama National Park volunteer group

Woomargama National Park

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Overview

Woomargama National Park volunteer group is dedicated to restoring this park’s natural environment, particularly its threatened species. You’re invited to get involved in the projects currently underway.

Work
Bush regeneration, weed and pest management
When

Various times throughout the year.

Where
Woomargama National Park
Grade
Medium
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Restoration of the natural environment is a hugely important way to help save NSW threatened species. Several projects are currently underway in this park. The group openly welcomes new members, so feel free to get in touch and find out which projects are of most interest to you. Activities include surveying and bush regeneration.

You’ll just need to dress for bushwalking and bring along extra clothes for changes in weather conditions, snacks and drinking water. Designated meeting points are pre-arranged for each activity, and car-pooling can be organised.

We look forward to you volunteering with us. 

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/volunteer-activities/woomargama-national-park-restoration/local-alerts

Park info

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Woomargama National Park volunteer group.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Albury:

    • Travel north on Hume Highway
    • Take the Woomargama exit
    • Turn right into Tunnel Road and travel about 10km to the park’s boundary

    Note: The road system in Woomargama National Park is presently closed to vehicles due to pavement damage caused by severe wet weather conditions. We anticipate the roads to be closed for the months of September and October. The park is still open to walkers and mountain bike riders.

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Unsealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • All roads require 4WD vehicle

    Weather restrictions

    • Dry weather only

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    For information about public transport options, visit the NSW transport info website.

    Maps and downloads

    Learn more

    Woomargama National Park volunteer group is in Woomargama National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

    Outstanding attractions

    Tunnel Road picnic area, Woomargama National Park. Photo: D Pearce

    This wild landscape offers activities for all. Pitch a tent at one of the two campgrounds and use it as a base for exploring the surrounds. Pull on your hiking boots and hit the many trails that cross the park. They also offer a great ride if you fancy testing your limits on a mountain bike. It doesn't have to be quite so full-on though. There are many beautiful wildflowers and animals that are best observed quietly, and photographers will love the view from Norths lookout.

    • Norths Lookout Offering scenic views of Murray Valley, Snowy Mountains and Riverina, see Australian landscapes from Norths lookout, where you can picnic and relax.
    • Tunnel Road picnic area Located at the entrance to Woormagama National Park, near Holbrook, Tunnel Road picnic area is an idyllic spot where you can experience birdwatching, walking and wildflower displays in spring.

    Slice of history

    Tin Mines campground, Woomargama National Park. Photo: D Pearce

    Talk about an interesting past - Woomargama has just that. In 1924, explorers Hamilton Hume and William Hovell set off from Sydney to see if there was an overland route to Melbourne. While you're there, you'll appreciate how difficult their hiking must've been. Hume and Hovell walking track, a 440km bushwalking trail from Yass to Albury, almost directly follows their footsteps. Before it was named a national park, parts of Woomargama were mined for tin and used as grazing land.

    Tall timber

    Norths lookout, Woomargama National Park. Photo: D Pearce

    Situated in the transition zone between the mountainous NSW south-west slopes and the broad plains of the Riverina district, Woomargama has a vast range of forest and woodland communities. It contains the largest remnant community of box woodlands on the south-west slopes and is also home to the rare phantom wattle, which flowers golden yellow in spring.

    • Norths Lookout Offering scenic views of Murray Valley, Snowy Mountains and Riverina, see Australian landscapes from Norths lookout, where you can picnic and relax.

    Wild things

    Short beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus), Woomargama National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

    Some of the more common animals you'll see are echidnas, wombats, gliders, kangaroos and wallabies. These natives are best spotted in the early morning or late afternoon when they're most active. There are rare creatures too: listen for the 'ark' calls of the brown toadlet which lives in burrows or under rocks. Look upwards to catch a flash of colour as a bright green superb parrot flies overhead.

    • Tunnel Road picnic area Located at the entrance to Woormagama National Park, near Holbrook, Tunnel Road picnic area is an idyllic spot where you can experience birdwatching, walking and wildflower displays in spring.

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