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Coorabakh National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From the townships of Coopernook and Moorland:

    • Take Forest Drive Road from south to north
    • Travel through Coopernook State Forest and follow signs to Coorabakh National Park

    To access the park, visitors are strongly advised to contact the NSW Forestry Cooperation to ensure access via Comboyne State Forest and Lansdowne State Forest is open. Contact NSW Forestry Cooperation Wauchope office on (02) 6585 3744.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    Coorabakh National Park is not accessible by public transport, though there is a daily train from Sydney to Taree. For more information, visit the NSW country transport info website.

    Best times to visit

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

    Spring

    Several endangered plants flower in the park, creating beautiful displays of wildflowers near lookouts and along roadsides.

    Summer

    A perfect escape from the summer heat can be found in the subtropical rainforest around Starrs Creek, with its elevated boardwalk, and along the slightly more adventurous path to the cave at Newbys Creek.

    Winter

    Low rainfall and reasonable temperatures make winter a great time to take advantage of the several stunning lookouts around the park.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    17.2°C and 28.6°C

    Highest recorded

    45.2°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    6.5°C and 12.8°C

    Lowest recorded

    -5°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    280.2mm

    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.

    Coorabakh National Park

    Contact

    Nearby towns

    Taree (22 km)

    Taree is a major mid North Coast city, ringed by superb beaches. It's situated on the Manning River and set against rolling hills.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Port Macquarie (63 km)

    Vibrant Port Macquarie is surrounded by beautiful waterways - the Hastings River, canals, creeks, bays and the Pacific Ocean. The city also has a five-star collection of golden-sand beaches stretching from Port Macquarie Beach to Town Beach and north along the 16-km swathe of North Beach.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Coorabakh National Park. Photo: John Spencer