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Kings Plains National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Glen Innes:

    • Follow the signs from Glen Innes (off Gwydir Highway west of town).
    • Following the signs, turn right onto Kings Plain Road. The final 25km of road is unsealed.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information

    By public transport

    Kings Plains National Park is not accessible by public transport.

    Best times to visit

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

    Autumn

    Pleasant days make for great walking conditions around the park.

    Spring

    Wildflowers come into bloom across the park and attract many bird species, making this a great time for birdwatching.

    Summer

    It can get very hot at this time of year, so the shaded campsites beside the creek are great for escaping the heat.

    Winter

    Now's the perfect time to relax by a cosy campfire in the beautiful natural surroundings the park has to offer.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    18°C and 32°C

    Highest recorded

    41.2°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    2°C and 20°C

    Lowest recorded

    –6.3°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    January

    Driest month

    June

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    160mm

    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 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).

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Kings Plains National Park

    Contact

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

    • More

    Nearby towns

    Inverell (45 km)

    Go fossicking for sapphires and other gems at several places around the city. Grab a map of local fossicking sites from the visitor information centre and try your luck.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Glen Innes (49 km)

    Set in the most prolific sapphire region of Country NSW, Glen Innes hosts the annual Minerama Fossicking and Gem Show and the annual Australian Celtic Festival, and is home to the Australian Standing Stones.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Guyra (109 km)

    Fishing in one of Guyra's numerous and beautiful streams is a great way to relax and get back to nature. You might land a big trout, too! If you're looking for more active pursuits, you're within easy reach of a number of scenic national parks, where rock climbing, kayaking horseriding and bushwalking are just some of your options.

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