Nowendoc National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Nowendoc National Park.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
- Drive 6.5km south of Nowendoc on Thunderbolts Way, turn right into Wrights Road, and then access the park through Nowendoc State Forest.
- Alternatively, drive 18.5km north-west of Nowendoc on Thunderbolts Way, turn left into Wild Cattle Creek Road, and access the park through Nowendoc State Forest.
- Please note: there is no public access on Wild Cattle Creek Road through the Wild Cattle Creek property.
Park entry points
- Wrights Road See on map
- Jacky Barkers campground See on map
- Unsealed roads
- All roads require 4WD vehicle
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 Nowendoc National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
With its sunny days and cool nights, autumn is a real treat. Go bushwalking along the leafy tracks and follow the meandering Myall Creek, which flows all year round.
Come to the park in spring to feast your eyes on wildflowers. The banksias turn the brightest yellow, while the flame trees live up to their name, transforming into red blooms.
Beat the summer heat with a swim in the creek and crystal-clear streams. Nothing beats nature when it comes to refreshment.
Visit in winter to recharge your batteries with crisp, clean air and even the chance of snow. Many say the valley looks even more beautiful cloaked in early-morning winter fog. See if you agree.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
11°C and 28°C
-2°C and 11°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
Nowendoc 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
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