Coorabakh National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Coorabakh National Park.
Getting there and parking
Get driving 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
- Big Nellie lookout and picnic area See on map
- Flat Rock lookout See on map
- Newbys lookout See on map
- Starrs Creek picnic area See on map
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.
Several endangered plants flower in the park, creating beautiful displays of wildflowers near lookouts and along roadsides.
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.
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
17.2°C and 28.6°C
6.5°C and 12.8°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- in the North Coast region
Coorabakh National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
02 6552 4097
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
- 78 Hargreaves Drive, Taree NSW 2430
- Taree office
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