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Tallaganda National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

From Canberra:

  • Take Kings Highway east of Queanbeyan for about 3km, then turn right onto Captains Flat Road.
  • Turn left onto Briars–Sharrow Road
  • Turn right onto Hoskinstown Road, then turn right through Hoskinstown village.
  • Immediately turn left onto Forbes Creek Road, and continue following this though the park.

Parking

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 Tallaganda National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Spring

The wildflowers are in bloom. Head to the higher altitudes to see the yellow sticky everlasting and pink trigger plants. The blooms also attract lots of birds.

Summer

Escape the heat of Canberra – the temperature at Tallaganda is usually a couple of degrees cooler than the capital. Camping near Mulloon Creek is perfect when it gets hot. It's too shallow to swim here, but it does provide the perfect relaxing backdrop.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

10°C and 25°C

Highest recorded

41.1°C

Winter temperature

Average

0°C and 13°C

Lowest recorded

–9.2°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

July

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

199.9mm

Facilities

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).

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.

Tallaganda National Park

Contact

Nearby towns

Braidwood (38 km)

Braidwood was the first town to be listed on the NSW State Heritage register. Today, you can tour the town on a self-guided heritage walk and see dozens of impressive historic buildings dating from the gold-rush days.

www.visitnsw.com

Bungendore (53 km)

Proclaimed in 1837, the township of Bungendore quickly became an important crossroad linking Goulburn, Braidwood, Queanbeyan, Canberra and Cooma. Many of the most important buildings - the post office, an Anglican Church and the Bungendore Inn - were constructed in the 1840s.

www.visitnsw.com

Canberra (68 km)

Canberra is the home of Australia's Parliament House, National Gallery, National Museum and War Memorial, as well as many more significant cultural and architectural offerings. Kids of all ages love the interactive science and technology at Questacon.

www.visitnsw.com