Chaelundi National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Chaelundi National Park.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
- Drive 5km south along Armidale-Grafton Road, then turn right onto Boundary Creek Road. Follow Boundary Creek Road for around 12km, then turn right onto Shannon Creek road. Shannon Creek picnic area is around 7km along Shannon Creek road.
- Take the Sheep Station Creek turn-off on Armidale-Grafton Road at Dundurrabin. Continue along Chaelundi Road, stopping at Vista Point for the views into Chaelundi wilderness and, further along, Guy Fawkes lookout for the views into Guy Fawkes River gorge. Continue along Chaelundi Road and turn right into Quartz Road.
- Drive 16.5km north along Armidale-Grafton Road to Clouds Creek. Continue for 3.5km north along Armidale-Grafton Road, then turn left onto Tallowwood Road, where you enter the park.
From South Grafton:
- Travel south along Armidale-Grafton Road to Nymboida, then follow the directions as above.
- Travel west along the Gwydir Highway, then turn left onto Old Grafton-Glen Innes Road for around 60km to the abandoned gold-mining village of Dalmorton. Turn left onto Chaelundi Road and travel south for around 6km, then turn left onto Quartz Road.
Park entry points
- Doon Goonge campground See on map
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
By public transport
Chaelundi National Park is not accessible by public transport.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Chaelundi National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
Photography of forest and cycads fruiting.
Wilderness bushwalking along Chandler Creek gorge.
Remote camping, fishing and swimming in Chandler Creek.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
28°C and 30°C
21°C and 24°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- in the North Coast region
Non-wilderness parts of Chaelundi National Park are always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Coffs Harbour office
02 6652 0900
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 4/32 Edgar St, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
- Coffs Harbour office
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