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Wollemi National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

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    To get to the Colo area from Windsor:

    • Take Wilberforce Road and Putty Road
    • Or, head through Richmond and follow Bells Line of Road to Kurrajong, then turn right onto Comleroy Road.

    To get to the Newnes area from Sydney:

    • Take the Great Western Highway to Lithgow, then Castlereagh Highway towards Mudgee
    • Turn right at Lisdale on to Wolgan Road and follow around 35km to Newnes
    • Or, take Bells Line of Road towards Lithgow
    • Turn right at the Zig Zag Railway onto the gravel Old Bells Line of Road and Glow Worm Tunnel Road
    • Follow around 23km through Newnes State Forest to Glow Worm Tunnel.

    To get to the Ganguddy-Dunns Swamp area from Rylstone:

    • Turn off Ilford Road on to Fitzgerald Street and continue on to Glen Alice Road for 2.4km
    • Slight left on to Narango Road and drive around 15.4km
    • Continue straight on to Coricudgy Road and then Mount Coricudgy Road for 7km.

    To get to Deep Pass:

    • Turn off Bells Line of Road at the Zig Zag railway and follow the gravel road for 7km
    • Turn right at Newnes Forest Road and continue driving through the pine forest to its end - around 11.5km
    • Turn right here on to Eastern Boundary Road, and then take the second road on the left to head towards Deep Pass North.

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    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Wollemi National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


    With its softer light, autumn is the perfect time of year to head out to photograph or paint Wollemi's extraordinary landscapes.


    With the temperature warming up, dig out the canoe and head to picturesque Ganguddy (Dunns swamp) for a cruise along the waterways.


    Escape the heat and join an illuminating tour of the Glow Worm tunnel.


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    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.

    Bushwalking in the wilderness areas of Wollemi National Park

    Vast areas of Wollemi National Park are covered by wilderness: pristine, rugged landscapes that remain basically unchanged by modern human activity. The park encompasses and protects pagoda rock formations, basalt capped mountains, deep gorges and winding river valleys, canyons, hanging swamps, waterfalls and sandstone escarpments. It was here that the ancient Wollemi pine was discovered in 1994, in a hidden rainforest gorge.

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're planning to walk in the park's wilderness areas, you need to be an experienced walker with well-developed navigation, leadership and bushcraft skills. Many walks also require rock scrambling and abseiling skills. You should be absolutely sure of your capabilities, and always walk in a group. Party sizes in wilderness areas are restricted to a maximum of eight people. The bushwalking safety pages provide helpful information. If you are venturing into areas of the parks that have canyons, you can find out more about canyoning care and safety. Bushwalking groups often go into the wilderness areas of the park, and you can contact these groups for further information. The following contacts may be useful:


    The Wollemi National Park tourist map (1:190 000) shows some of the park's wilderness trails (Hema maps), however more detailed topographic maps (1:25 000) are essential and are available from the Land and Property Management Authority, tourist information centres and some local newsagents and camping shops. Topographic maps that cover Wollemi National Park are:

    8932-1-S-Mount Pomany
    8931-4-N- Glen Alice
    8931-1-N-Gospers Mountain

    9032-4-N-Glen Gallic
    9032-1-N-Doyles Creek

    8931-4-S-Ben Bullen
    8931-3-N-Cullen Bullen
    8931-1-S-Mount Morgan
    8931-2-N-Rock Hill

    9032-4-S-Six Brothers
    9031-3-N-Colo Heights
    9031-3-S-Mountain Lagoon

    If you are planning a wilderness walk in the park, please contact the relevant NPWS office for the area of the park you intend to visit:

    • North-west section (entering from around Mudgee, Bylong, Rylstone, Kandos): contact our Mudgee office
    • North-east section (entering from around Muswellbrook, Denman, Putty): contact our Bulga office
    • South-east section (entering from around Kurrajong, Colo, Bilpin): contact our Richmond office
    • South-west section (entering from around Lithgow, Newnes, Bell, Mount Wilson): contact our Blackheath office.

    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.

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    Nearby towns

    Kandos (30 km)

    Kandos is a gateway to the wonderland of Wollemi National Park, the rugged home of one of the rarest plants in the world - the Wollemi Pine - and other endangered and threatened species of plants, marsupials and birds. It's a great base for bushwalking, water sports and enjoying the great outdoors.

    Windsor (30 km)

    Explore Windsor's historic buildings, including St Matthew's Anglican Church (1817), Windsor Court House (1822), and the Macquarie Arms Hotel (1815). Bring a picnic or your boat and enjoy the beautiful riverside parks in Windsor including Howe Park and Governor Phillip Park.

    Lithgow (35 km)

    Hassans Walls Lookout, near Lithgow, is the highest in the Blue Mountains. Admire Mt Wilson, Mt York, Mt Tarana and Mt Blaxland as well as the pretty Hartley Valley below. To the south are the Kanimbla and Megalong valley and Mt Bindo. While there, go for a walk or ride around the lookout.

    Denman (50 km)

    Take a step back in time on a heritage walk through the charming town of Denman, which is near World Heritage-listed Wollemi National Park. Wander past colonial and early federation buildings, including St Matthias Church, and discover the Upper Hunter's fine wine and good food.