Mummel Gulf National Park
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
Mummel Gulf is a secluded national park with a significant modern history offering attractions for daytrippers like birdwatching, car touring, horse riding, and allowing campers to retreat into nature.
Read more about Mummel Gulf National Park
In the 1990s, a group of anti-logging protesters turned their attention to an area near the small town of Walcha. Their vocal efforts led to the creation of Mummel Gulf National Park, protecting an astonishing array of plant and animal species. To visit Mummel Gulf is to visit an important site in the history of NSW national parks: it’s because of this place that NSW has many of its north-eastern reserves.
Visitors to Mummel Gulf will find ancient old-growth forests clinging to the edge of the Great Escarpment, which drops from 1450m to 470m. Scenic views are punctuated by circling wedge-tailed eagles and fan-tailed cuckoos. Koalas doze in the eucalypts, and swamp wallabies forage in the undergrowth alongside wombats.
This park is one for many types of travellers, from daytrippers looking to escape for a secluded barbecue, to campers searching for a place to settle down surrounded by placid nature. There are easy walks with stunning views, and opportunities for more hardy hiking in the backcountry. Whether bicycles, horses or 4WDs are your choice, Mummel Gulf National Park offers such opportunities for all.
Highlights in this park
New Country Swamp campground is a basic site within walking distance of rugged Mummel Gulf, offering picnic facilities, wood barbecues, scenic views, ...
Mummel Forest Road is a scenic car touring route between Wauchope and Walcha that offers forest views and opportunities for cycling, picnics and bushw...
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- in the Country NSW region
Mummel Gulf National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
02 6777 4700
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 188W North Street, Walcha NSW 2354
- Walcha office