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Torrington State Conservation Area

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Torrington State Conservation Area.

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    From Tenterfield:

    • Head south along the New England Highway for 50km
    • Turn right into Stannum Road, just before the town of Deepwater.
    • Follow for approximately 30km until you reach the town of Torrington where the conservation area starts

    From Glen Innes:

    • Head north along the New England Highway for 40km
    • Turn left into Stannum Road, just after the town of Deepwater.
    • Follow for approximately 30km until you reach the town of Torrington where the conservation area starts

    Park entry points

    Parking

    • Blatherarm campground and picnic area See on map

    By bike

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

    By public transport

    There is no access by public transport to Torrington State Conservation Area

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Torrington State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.

    Spring

    See the spectacular display of spring wildflowers as the boronias, grevilleas, prostantheras and many other native wildflowers turn the bush into a vibrant display of colour.

    Summer

    Wander through the bush, dotted with colourful wildflowers, as you take in the magnificent granite formations on the Mystery Face walking track.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    13°C and 31°C

    Highest recorded

    41.2°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    1°C and 19°C

    Lowest recorded

    -10.6°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    January

    Driest month

    June

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    361.2mm

    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 + 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.

    Torrington State Conservation Area

    Contact

    • in the Country NSW region
    • Torrington State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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    Nearby towns

    Glen Innes (67 km)

    Set in the most prolific sapphire region of Country NSW, Glen Innes hosts the annual Minerama Fossicking and Gem Show and the annual Australian Celtic Festival, and is home to the Australian Standing Stones.

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    Tenterfield (79 km)

    Sir Henry Parkes delivered his famous "birth of our nation" speech in the Tenterfield School of Arts in 1889. His rousing speech is credited with being the decisive moment that set the country on its path toward Federation in 1901.

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    Inverell (130 km)

    Go fossicking for sapphires and other gems at several places around the city. Grab a map of local fossicking sites from the visitor information centre and try your luck.

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    Thunderbolts lookout, Torrington State Conservation Area. Photo: NSW Government