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Cunnawarra National Park


World Heritage-listed Cunnawarra National Park, 70km from both Armidale and Dorrigo, is a great place for 4WD touring, hiking, camping and birdwatching.

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Experience the beautiful diversity of rural NSW at Cunnawarra National Park, which links the snow gum high country of New England National Park with the scenic ranges of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.

The park is part of Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, and features many incredible vistas that can be explored on foot, by bike, or in a 4WD. Among them are the spectacular gorges, cliff lines, and deep, steep-sided valleys of Great Escarpment; the towering eucalypt forest that lines Styx Forest Way; and the ancient Antarctic beech rainforest at the headwaters of Georges Creek. Be sure to check out the view from Beech lookout, where you can gaze down upon some of the tallest trees in all of NSW. 

Cunnawarra is popular with travellers seeking a good one-day 4WD touring adventure from Armidale or Dorrigo, as well as campers on their way to nearby Wattle Flat campground in Styx River State Forest. Both Wattle Flat and Georges Junction offer campgrounds that make a good base from which to enjoy quiet forest drives through the remote ranges around the park.

Highlights in this park

  • Beech Lookout, Cunnawarra National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary

    Beech lookout

    Head to Beech lookout in Cunnawarra National Park for remarkable views out over World Heritage-listed rainforest.


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is an innovative conservation program in NSW. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years.

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken


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Cunnawarra National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary