Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
What we're doing
Park management activities
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park has management strategies in place to protect and conserve the values of this park. Visit the detailed park and fire management documents. Here is just some of the work we’re doing to conserve these values:
Understanding landscapes and geology
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park values the protection and conservation of biodiversity, land and native vegetation. World Heritage-listed areas within the park, such as Gondwana Rainforest, are highly treasured, protected and conserved.
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park embraces efforts to support the biodiversity of its flora and fauna. Field studies and periods of concentrated surveying are carried out in this park in order to maintain this, and to protect native animals and vegetation.
The brush-tailed rock-wallaby may be an iconic species to many Australians, but in NSW it is also endangered. Saving our Species, a conservation project, aims to reverse the decline in population numbers by reducing pests and reintroducing captive-born animals to suitable habitats.
Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats
Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. NPWS carries out risk assesments for new and emerging weeds as well as wild dog control to protect biodiversity in this park.
Wild dogs can have significant impacts on other animals and are regarded as pests. Our wild dog control program operates in many NSW national parks and reserves. When carrying out wild dog pest control, we aim to minimise the impact that they have on livestock and domestic pets, while maintaining dingo conservation in key areas.
Historic heritage in our parks and reserves
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park’s remarkable heritage assets are preserved through a variety of ongoing programs. NPWS carefully maintains and conserves its historic heritage sites and features, while ensuring visitor safety and enjoyment are also priorities.
Exploring World Heritage
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Its dry rainforests are rare and extremely important, and NPWS works to protect and preserve this park as a priority. Research and monitoring is conducted regularly to evaluate the status and distribution of rare and threatened species and to identify threats to World Heritage values.
Developing visitor facilities and experiences
NPWS recognises that visitor facilities and experiences in NSW national parks must be both enjoyable and easily accessed. Oxley Wild Rivers National Park regularly reviews its processes and systems, incorporating visitor feedback and implementing new ideas and technologies as appropriate. To ensure optimal comfort and enjoyment, tourist accommodation and other park facilities are serviced and maintained to a high standard.
NSW is one of the most bushfire prone areas in the world as a result of our climate, weather systems, vegetation and the rugged terrain. NPWS is committed to maintaining natural and cultural heritage values and minimising the likelihood and impact of bushfires via a strategic program of fire research, fire planning, hazard reduction, highly trained rapid response firefighting crews and community alerts.
Bushfires are inevitable across fire-prone vegetation types within NSW national parks. NPWS prepares for wildfires by working with other fire agencies, reserve neighbours and the community to ensure protection of life, property and biodiversity. Every park has its own fire management strategy, devised in consultation with partner fire authorities and the community to plan and prioritise fire management.
- 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.Contact us for permits
02 6738 9100
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm.
- 145 Miller Street, Armidale NSW 2350
- Armidale office
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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Valuable conservation work is being done in our national parks through the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, a not-for-profit organisation with the mission to care for Australia’s native plants, animals and cultural heritage.