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Cunnawarra National Park

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Overview

Fire affected area

Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.

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 diversity of rural NSW at beautiful 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 the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, and features many incredible vistas to explore on foot, by bike, or in a 4WD. Marvel at the spectacular gorges, cliff lines, and deep, steep-sided valleys of the Great Escarpment, towering eucalypt forest along Styx Forest Way, and 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.

 

Explore Gondwana Rainforests

Explore the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area in our NSW national parks. Enjoy guided tours, walks, waterfalls, scenic drives, and accommodation surrounded by ancient landscapes.

Two men cross a creek bridge on a rainforest walk in Border Ranges National Park. Photo: Branden Bodman/OEH

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