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Whian Whian State Conservation Area

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

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    From the north (Brisbane):

    • Travelling on the Pacific Highway exit south of Byron Bay, at the top of the hill, turn right into Coolamon Scenic Drive. Follow this winding road through the village of Coorabell.
    • Continue, then turn right to the village of Federal. From Federal, continue north along Federal Road, then turn left into Repentance Creek Road.
    • Head west along this road and across the Byangerry Creek crossing and continue. Just over the Coopers Creek crossing, turn right into Upper Coopers Creek Road, then left into Minyon Falls Road and follow through to the park entrance.

    From Lismore:

    • Take Dunoon Road out of north Lismore and go through the villages of Modanville, then Dunoon, then Doroughby. Just past Dorroughby Hall, turn left into Nightcap Range Road and follow right through to the SCA entrance.
    • Continue until you reach the Peates Mountain Road intersection (turn left if you want to go to Rummery Park campground) or continue straight through to Minyon Falls within the Nightcap National Park (Minyon Drive).

    From Bangalow:

    • Travel towards Lismore on the Bangalow-Lismore Road until you reach the village of Clunes.
    • Turn right into James Gibson Road, then right into Mackie Road, then right onto Rosebank Road.
    • Through Rosebank village, follow Repentance Creek Road, then turn left into Upper Coopers Creek Road, then left again into Minyon Falls Road. Continue along this road then into the Nightcap National Park entrance on Minyon Drive. Follow park signs from there.

    Park entry points


    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information

    By public transport

    There is no public transport to Whian Whian State Conservation Area.

    Best times to visit

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


    The cooler months are great for enjoying some of the longer bushwalks available in both Whian Whian and the adjoining Nightcap National Park - Autumn/winter .


    Bushwalking when many plant species are in bloom, such as bottlebrush, wattle and tea tree species along the creeks. Swimming in the Boggy Creek along the Boggy Creek walk The Freedom Marathon is an annual event held in spring .


    When the weather heats up, swimming in Boggy Creek is a popular way to cool off.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    28°C and 28°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    8°C and 18°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    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).



    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.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Whian Whian State Conservation Area


    Nearby towns

    Mullumbimby (23 km)

    Mullumbimby sits on the Brunswick River and is overshadowed by subtropical hills.

    Bangalow (26 km)

    Bangalow is a relaxed but stylish village close to Byron Bay. It's set in lush green hills near the coast.

    Lismore (35 km)

    Lismore is a major North Coast commercial, cultural and administrative centre. It's set in undulating country on the north arm of the Richmond River.