Wollemi National Park

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Wollemi National Park is just 100 km north-west of Australia’s largest city, Sydney and yet it contains the largest wilderness area in New South Wales. The park, which has a number of rugged and inaccessible areas, is the home of the recently discovered Wollemi Pine – the dinosaur of the plant world. Their location is, however, a well kept secret.

Capertree River

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All roads are unpaved, but are gazetted formed roads. Check your rental agreement if you are renting a car. For hints and tips, read Driving in Australia.

There are historic ruins at Newnes Glen that are quite easy to get to.

The glow worm tunnel is a disused railway tunnel, so the walks to get there are reasonably flat and easily accessible from the car park.

Dunns Swamp has easy walks and plenty of opportunities for canoeing.

Dunns Swamp

There are car and caravan camping sites at Newnes and Dunns Swamp.

There is little to no public transport to or within the activities in the park. Its car and walk, unless you are a particularly adventurous cyclist, in which case train and bicycle is a possibility.

Being a large wilderness area, there is ample to keep the adventurous occupied. Backpack camping is permitted throughout the park.

The Colo River can provide a variety of kayaking and canoeing challenges, depending on water levels.

Phipps Cutting Picnic Area
  • Blue Mountains Cabins. Self-contained cottages that are fully equipped with kitchens, fireplaces and all the comforts. 1 hour from the outskirts of Sydney in the famous Blue Mountains near Bilpin. 
  • Wollemi Cabins, Mountain Lagoon, +61 409393425. Beautiful cabins adjoining Wollemi National Park. 

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