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Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.

Getting there and parking

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    From Walcha and Armidale there are numerous turnoffs along the Waterfall Way and Oxley Highway. Look for road signs to visitor sites within the park.

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    Road quality

    • Unsealed roads

    Weather restrictions

    • 4WD required in wet weather

    By bike

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

    By public transport

    For more information about public transport options, visit the Transport NSW website.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    A great time to explore one of the longer bushwalks in the area and take in the scenic river views.

    Spring

    Admire the colourful wildflowers which are beautiful in the spring.

    Summer

    The water in the river at this time of year is generally warmer than on the Tableland, making it perfect for swimming and canoeing.

    Winter

    Crisp, cool and clear days are good for a brisk half day bushwalk.

    Facilities

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    Drinking water

    Public phone

    Showers

    Electric power

    Maps and downloads

    Fees and passes

    There are 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park where you'll need day use vehicle permits: Halls Peak campground and picnic area, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. Day use vehicle permits can be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee.

    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 + 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 dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

    Contact

    • in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
    • Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • There are 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park where you'll need day use vehicle permits: Halls Peak campground and picnic area, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. Day use vehicle permits can be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee.

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    Nearby towns

    Walcha (18 km)

    Walcha is the gateway to some of the best adventure experiences in Australia. Expect gorges, rainforests, waterfalls and wilderness. Enjoy helicopter flights, 4WD tours and fishing, as well as guided bushwalks in some of Australia's most rugged terrain.

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    Armidale (39 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.

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    Dorrigo (87 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.

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    View from Budds Mare lookout, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary