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Cocoparra National Park

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

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    From Griffith:

    • Travelling east along Burley Griffin Way from town centre, turn left onto Crossing Street.
    • Turn right onto Wakaden Street. This becomes Rankin Springs Road, and then Beelbangera Road as you pass through Beelbangera.
    • At Yenda, turn left onto Myall Park Road.
    • Turn right onto Mount Bingar Road, which will take you into the park.
    • Road signs provide directions along the route from Griffith to Cocoparra National Park

    Please note that the eastern side of Cocoparra National Park connects to private property. There is no access to the park from Pleasant Valley Road and you will not be able to enter the park from the Eastern Boundary fire trail as this is for park management only.

    If you're visiting the park, please enter from the western side, via Barrys Scenic Drive or Mount Bingar Road.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    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 Cocoparra National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    Camp at Woolshed Flat while the days are still long and warm enough to explore the walking tracks and the cool nights are pleasant for sitting and watching the sun set Keep an eye out for the autumn greenhood, an early flowering orchid. .

    Spring

    Take Jacks Creek walking track to see gorgeous spring flowers, including orchids, daisies, wattles and tea-trees. Watch the first rainbow bee-eaters arrive to build nests in the ground. Their brilliant colours are dazzling. Climb Mount Brodgen to look out over the plains and the tree line of Murrumbidgee River .

    Winter

    Winter rains bring the creeks and falls to life, and the blue-tinged cypress pine trees contrast against the red rocks beautifully after wet weather. The mosses and lichens on Falcon Falls walking track are also renewed with the seasonal rains Wattles begin to flower and their glorious colour will brighten up a cold day .

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    15°C and 33°C

    Highest recorded

    44.7°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    3°C and 17°C

    Lowest recorded

    –4.8°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    October

    Driest month

    December

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    111.3mm

    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).

    Outback safety

    Safety is of high priority in outback areas. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 50°C in some places. Food, water and fuel supplies can be scarce. Before you head off, check for road closures and use our contacts to stay safe in the outback.

    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.

    Cocoparra National Park

    Contact

    Nearby towns

    Griffith (27 km)

    Griffith is at the heart of the vast Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area and produces about 60% of the grapes grown in the State. Today, there are more than a dozen wineries in the district with world-famous names. Visit De Bortoli or Hanwood and stock up on local produce, such as jams, preserves or pasta sauces.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Leeton (58 km)

    Become a twitcher for a day and spot migratory birds, rare species and waterfowl that travel en masse to Fivebough Wetlands. More than 170 species migrate here throughout the year so it's no surprise that the annual Australian Bird Fair is  a major drawcard.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Narrandera (87 km)

    Narrandera is a Country NSW National Trust Urban Conservation Area located at the crossroads of the Newell and Sturt highways. This tranquil rural town in the heart of Riverina features tree-lined streets, fine historic buildings and many historic attractions.

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    Cocoparra National Park. Photo: John Spencer