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Goobang National Park

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

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    From Dubbo:

    • Travel 48km south on Newell Highway towards Parkes then turn left onto Gundong Road just before Tomingley, following the signs to Goobang National Park. The entrance to the park is 12km along Gundong Road on the right.

    From Parkes:

    • Travel 70km north on Newell Highway towards Dubbo through Peak Hill and Tomingley. 3.5km north of Tomingley, turn right onto Gundong Road, following the signs to Goobang National Park. The entrance to the park is 12km along Gundong road, on the right.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    By bike

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

    By public transport

    For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website.

    Best times to visit

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

    Autumn

    The temperate climate makes it a good time to bushwalk on several different walking tracks or fire trails. More experienced walkers can explore the park further and head off the beaten track. Clear, crisp autumn skies mean stargazing is at its best from Wanda Wandong campground.

    Spring

    Enjoy the wildflowers and flowering shrubs in full, beautiful bloom. Drive up to Caloma lookout for great views of the surrounding farming country with its mosaic of canola, cereals and pasture paddocks.

    Summer

    Make the most of the free gas barbecues at Wanda Wandong campground to unwind after some active park exploration.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    17°C and 33°C

    Highest recorded

    45.1°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    7°C and 17°C

    Lowest recorded

    -6.2°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    January

    Driest month

    September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    133.9mm

    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.

    Goobang National Park

    Contact

    Nearby towns

    Peak Hill (27 km)

    Peak Hill is a peaceful country town with a rich mining history. It's free to visit Peak Hill Open Cut Experience to view the mine over five open cuts, historic mine workings and old mining equipment. Opening times vary depending on the season.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Parkes (50 km)

    Even though Elvis Presley died in 1977, his spirit is alive and well in Parkes. The annual Parkes Elvis Festival coincides with the music legend's birthday in January. The five-day event features Elvis concerts, a parade and much more.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Dubbo (68 km)

    Dubbo is an excellent place for families to enjoy together. There are kid-friendly attractions, a wide variety of accommodation, beautiful picnic spots, vast open spaces and the famous Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Caloma lookout hero, Goobang National Park. Photo: C Davis