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New England National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about New England National Park.

Getting there and parking

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    From Dorrigo:

    • Travel west along Waterfall Way towards Armidale
    • Turn left and continue through the township of Ebor
    • After Ebor, turn left to stay on Waterfall Way heading towards Armidale.
    • After about 7.6km, turn left onto Point Lookout Road which continues until the park entrance.

    From Armidale:

    • Travel east along Waterfall Way towards Ebor and Dorrigo
    • About 7.6km before the township of Ebor, turn left onto Point Lookout Road which continues until the park entrance.

    Park entry points


    Road conditions and access

    Point Lookout Road is a graded gravel road with a sealed section. The road is steep and narrow. It's suitable for 2WD and 4WD vehicles but road conditions and turnarounds aren't suitable for caravans.

    • Unsealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • 4WD required in wet weather

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website

    Best times to visit

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


    Enjoy the fresh air walking during the day, and cosy nights by the fire at Toms Cabin.


    Climb up to Wrights lookout and see the colourful display of wildflowers.


    Immerse yourself in the cool air and vibrant green of the Antarctic beech rainforest covered in moss.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    10°C and 24°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    1°C and 12°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.

    New England National Park


    Nearby towns

    Bellingen (39 km)

    Bellingen is a laid-back, tree-lined town with a New Age vibe. It's set in a luxuriant valley beside the Bellinger River.

    Dorrigo (39 km)

    Dorrigo is a serene country town and the gateway to Dorrigo National Park. Its close to the edge of the escarpment above the Bellingen Valley.

    Armidale (78 km)

    During autumn the parks and gardens around Armidale show their beautiful colours. Enjoy a drive along the Waterfall Way, stopping at waterfalls and craggy gorges in the rugged countryside.