New England Wilderness walk
North Coast, Country NSW
All the practical information you need to know about New England Wilderness walk.
Features of this track
2 - 3 days
Quality of markings
No directional signage
Very experienced bushwalkers
Very steep and difficult
Quality of path
Rough unformed track
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
On entering New England National Park:
- Continue approximately 200m along Point Lookout Road
- Take the first right turn to Robinsons Knob trail
- New England Wilderness walk starts from the carpark
Parking is available at the Robinsons Knob trail carpark, where New England Wilderness walk starts. The walk ends at Cool Creek carpark at the western end of Darkwood Road, Thora.
There is no public transport between the walk start and end, so a car shuffle or pick up is required. Please do not travel west of Cool Creek carpark in a vehicle.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in New England National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
Enjoy the fresh air walking during the day, and cosy nights by the fire at Toms Cabin.
Climb up to Wrights lookout and see the colourful display of wildflowers.
Immerse yourself in the cool air and vibrant green of the Antarctic beech rainforest covered in moss.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
10°C and 24°C
1°C and 12°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
You're encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.
- Dorrigo Rainforest Centre
- 9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 6657 5913
- 142 Dome Road Dorrigo Mountain NSW 2453
- in New England National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
New England National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.