Tapin Tops National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Tapin Tops National Park.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
- Take Elands Road and Wherrol Flat Road to Wherrol Flat
- At Wherrol Flat, turn left onto Dingo Tops Road.
- Follow Dingo Tops Road to Tapin Tops National Park
Park entry points
- Dingo Tops access See on map
- Potaroo Falls access See on map
- Potaroo Forest Road access See on map
- Rowleys Peak access See on map
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Tapin Tops National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
The autumn colours in Dingo Tops campground are nothing short of spectacular in autumn, making it a perfect spot for a picnic or a stroll on a crisp, clear day.
Enjoy the fresh young growth and newborn animals on walks to the spectacular Rowleys Rock lookout with its panoramic views, or wandering through the rainforest along Potaroo Falls walk or Mountain Brush circuit.
Escape the heat and humidity of the coast and go swimming at the lovely Potoroo Falls, or enjoy the fresh mountain air at Dingo Tops campground.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
18°C and 30°C
7°C and 23°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- in the North Coast region
Tapin Tops National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
02 6552 4097
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
- 78 Hargreaves Drive, Taree NSW 2430
- Taree office
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