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Carrai National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Carrai National Park.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Armidale, head to Walcha and take the Oxley Highway to Kangaroo Flat Road. Follow the signs to Werrikimbe National Park, then take the Racecourse Trail through to Coachwood Road to Kookaburra, then Carrai Road.

    Park entry points

    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 country transport info website.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Carrai National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


    During April, the days are still warm and there should be little rain which is perfect for 4WDing.


    The eucalypts and other forest trees flower in spring, tempting foraging birds.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    16°C and 29°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    6°C and 20°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day


    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    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).



    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.

    Carrai National Park


    Nearby towns

    Kempsey (100 km)

    Kempsey is a historic river town close to national parks and majestic beaches. Kempsey is a convenient place for an overnight stop for anyone driving between Sydney and the North Coast.

    Armidale (200 km)

    During autumn the parks and gardens around Armidale show their beautiful colours. Enjoy a drive along the Waterfall Way, stopping at waterfalls and craggy gorges in the rugged countryside.