Kanangra-Boyd National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Kanangra-Boyd National Park.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
- Turn off the main street onto Ross Street at the National Australia Bank, then follow the signs to Jenolan Caves and Kanangra-Boyd National Park.
- A pleasant 25-minute drive will take you to the park entrance
- Head west along the Great Western Highway through Mount Victoria and Hartley
- Turn left onto Jenolan Caves Road.
- Continue all the way through Jenolan Caves and 3km later you will come to the main park entrance
- Northern sections of the park can be accessed from Jenolan Caves Road via Mini Mini Fire Trail or Black Range Trail, both of which are between Hampton and Jenolan Caves.
Park entry points
- Kanangra Road access See on map
- Boyd River campground See on map
- Kanangra-Boyd lookout See on map
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
By public transport
The main section of Kanangra-Boyd is not accessible by public transport. However there is a daily bus service from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Kanangra-Boyd National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
A beautiful time of year to enjoy hiking and mountain biking – the temperature isn't too hot.
Take the family camping in the mountains. This is best time of year for canyoning, as well as spotting some of the park's wildlife including kangaroos, echidnas, wombats and lyrebirds.
With cold temperatures during these months, including the possibility of snow, it's best to walk and mountain bike as part of a day trip. You'll be rewarded with the yellow Kanangra wattle beginning to bloom in late winter.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
10°C and 23°C
-2ºC and 10ºC
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
Fees and passes
Park entry fees
Under review. No park entry fees collected.
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.
- in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
Kanangra-Boyd is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
02 6336 6200
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
- 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW 2787
- Oberon office
Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and Blackheath office
02 4787 8877
Contact hours: 9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 270 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath NSW 2785
- Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and Blackheath office
Jenolan Caves (6 km)
Scientists from the CSIRO (Commonwealth Science and Industrial Resource Organisation) estimate that the limestone at the Jenolan Caves dates back at least 340 million years.
Oberon (24 km)
If the famous Jenolan Caves are on your travel itinerary Oberon in the Blue Mountains is the perfect spot from which to plan your caving adventure. There are a number of ways visitors can tour the caves.
Katoomba (79 km)
Katoomba is at the heart of most of the stunning natural attractions that make up the Blue Mountains National Park. You can admire deep valleys, sandstone plateaus, waterfalls and native animals from the many walking trails and lookouts near Katoomba.