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Chaelundi National Park

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

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    From Nymboida:

    • 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.

    From Dundurrabin:

    • 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

    Parking

    By bike

    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.

    Autumn

    Photography of forest and cycads fruiting.

    Spring

    Wilderness bushwalking along Chandler Creek gorge.

    Summer

    Remote camping, fishing and swimming in Chandler Creek.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    28°C and 30°C

    Highest recorded

    43.8°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    21°C and 24°C

    Lowest recorded

    -2.2°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    February

    Driest month

    September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    274.3mm

    Facilities

    Toilets

    Picnic tables

    Barbecue facilities

    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 + 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).

    Prohibited

    Pets

    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.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Chaelundi National Park

    Contact

    • 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.

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    Nearby towns

    South Grafton (59 km)

    The Clarence is one of Australia's largest waterways and offers a host of water adventures to suit all styles. Choose from high-adrenalin whitewater rafting, to canoeing and kayaking, or a river cruise.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Grafton (61 km)

    Grafton is a gracious, historic city in the Clarence Valley farming district. It's situated on the broad Clarence River and surrounded by river flats.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Dorrigo (85 km)

    Dorrigo is a serene country town and the gateway to Dorrigo National Park. Its close to the edge of the escarpment above the Bellingen Valley.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Chaelundi National Park. Photo: A Harber/NSW Government