Carrai National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Carrai National Park.
Getting there and parking
Get driving 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
- Carrai Road access See on map
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
16°C and 29°C
6°C and 20°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
Carrai National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
02 6777 4700
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 188W North Street, Walcha NSW 2354
- Walcha office
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre
02 6582 3355
Contact hours: 9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 159 Pacific Drive, Port Macquarie NSW 2444
- Sea Acres Rainforest Centre
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.