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Cottan-Bimbang National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Cottan-Bimbang National Park.

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    From either Walcha or Wauchope:

    • Follow Oxley Highway , which leads directly through Cottan-Bimbang National Park.

    Park entry points

    By bike

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

    Best times to visit

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

    Autumn

    Settle down for a picnic at the clearing by Cells River and the magnificent timber bridge, a relic of former forestry management.

    Spring

    Take Myrtle Scrub scenic drive through old-growth wet eucalypt forest and rainforest, keeping an eye out for lyrebirds and bandicoots.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    17°C and 28.5°C

    Highest recorded

    42.2°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    6.1°C and 19.2°C

    Lowest recorded

    -5.1°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    January

    Driest month

    July

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    236.6mm

    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 Plus 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 dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Cottan-Bimbang National Park

    Contact

    Nearby towns

    Walcha (66 km)

    Walcha is the gateway to some of the best adventure experiences in Australia. Expect gorges, rainforests, waterfalls and wilderness. Enjoy helicopter flights, 4WD tours and fishing, as well as guided bushwalks in some of Australia's most rugged terrain.

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    Wauchope (84 km)

    Wauchope is great base for exploring nearby national parks that are part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Follow the Hastings Forest Way to Werrikimbe National Park, a rugged wilderness of outstanding beauty spread with short and long walks. Willi Willi National Park is a rainforest mountain park with three beautiful walking tracks that follow the river and lead to a sparkling waterfall. 

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    Taree (155 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.

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