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Goulburn River National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

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    Goulburn River National Park is accessible from a number of towns in the area.

    • From Mudgee, follow Wollar Road
    • From Merriwa, follow Ringwood Road
    • From Denman, go along the Denman to Wollar Road – it follows long stretches of the Goulburn River.

    Park entry points

    Best times to visit

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


    Is there anything more relaxing than sitting around the campfire with family and friends? Autumn is a great time of year to visit Spring Gully campground.


    With the many natives blooming – callistemons, acacias and eucalypts among them – this is the best time to observe the plant and wildlife the park attracts.


    With the temperatures at their warmest, head to the river for swimming and liloing.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    15°C and 30°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    3°C and 17°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    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).



    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.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Goulburn River National Park


    Nearby towns

    Merriwa (29 km)

    Merriwa is a unique and friendly rural town nestled in the Upper Hunter Valley. Situated on the Golden Highway, Merriwa is the ideal place for a stopover, as it is centrally located. In just two hours you can reach Mudgee, Dubbo, Newcastle and Tamworth.

    Gulgong (52 km)

    Founded in the heady days of the Australian gold rush, Gulgong has approximately 130 buildings with National Trust classification. Take a self-guided walking tour of the town's historic sites.

    Mudgee (54 km)

    Set in the Cudgegong River valley in Central West NSW, Mudgee is a charming historic town and a popular destination for wine enthusiasts keen to sample its award-winning reds and whites. From its many wineries and national parks to markets, festivals and activities for the kids, Mudgee has much to offer.