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Horton Falls National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Horton Falls National Park is in the New England region in northern NSW. To get there:

From Barraba:

  • Drive about 40min west of Barraba
  • Head west along Trevallyn Road, then turn left onto Mount Lindesay Road.
  • Travel for 10km, then turn right onto Horton Falls Road.
  • Continue for approximately 7km until you reach the park entrance.

From Narrabri:

  • The reserve is about a 2hr drive east of Narrabri
  • Travel east on Killarney Gap Road for 66km, then turn right onto Back Creek Road.
  • Follow Back Creek Road for 17km and turn left onto Trevallyn Road
  • Drive for 26km to the intersection of Mount Lindesay Road
  • Travel for 10km along Mount Lindesay Road, then turn right onto Horton Falls Road.
  • Continue for approximately 7km until you reach the park entrance.

From Tamworth:

  • The reserve is about a 2hr drive north west of Tamworth
  • Take Manilla Road north to Barraba for about 90km.
  • Turn left onto Alice Street, continuing onto Trevallyn Road for about 20km.
  • Turn right onto Horton Falls Road and continue for 7km until you reach the park entrance.

Road quality

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • Most roads suitable for 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather


Parking is available at Upper Falls picnic area and  Horton Falls lookout.

Best times to visit


This is one of the best times of year to visit the park, with ideal temperatures for bushwalking and camping.


A lovely time to enjoy picnicking, indulging in wildlife and nature photography, birdwatching, and bushwalking.


Escape the heat by heading into the park for a refreshing swim.


Enjoy the spectacular views under clear winter skies.


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.

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Camping safety

Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

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).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Waterfall safety

Waterfalls are beautiful destinations but please be safe when visiting these natural wonders. Read these waterfall safety tips before exploring waterfalls on your next walk.

What's permitted

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Campfires and solid fuel burners are permitted in the fire rings at Horton Falls campground and picnic area. Bring your own firewood.




A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

What's prohibited

Gathering firewood




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.

Horton Falls National Park


  • in the Country NSW region
  • Horton Falls National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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