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New England National Park is located about 10km from Ebor, between Armidale and Grafton. The park covers 71 200 hectares of rugged wilderness. The park has over 100 species of birds.
The area covered by the park was once frequented by the Djungutti and Gumbaynggir Aboriginal tribes.
Access to the park is off the Waterfall Way via Point Lookout Road.
Camping fees apply for the park and are $3.00 per adult per night (2003) and $2.00 per child per night (2003).
Thungutti Camping Area:
The main camping area is the Thungutti Rest Area just inside the national park on Point Lookout Road. Here there are toilets, fireplaces and a large sheltered area.
Little Styx River:
Just outside the park near the Little Styx River is another small camping area. Here there are toilets and BBQs.
There are a number of small walks in the area of Point Lookout (1564m). There is a small walk to the lookout itself, another to the Berarngutta Picnic Area and yet another longer walk to Banksia Point. These all originate from the Point Lookout car park.
The Point Lookout Circuit is about 300m long.
The Berarngutta Walk and back is about 600m return.
There is also a 1km walk from Berarngutta to Platypus Lookout.
Eagles Nest Walk:
Eagles Nest Walk is a 2 hour plus walk (2.5km) with several steep sections. Though only 2km in duration the walk is a difficult walk. It takes in a number of spectacular views along the way.
The Lyrebird Walk leads to Banksia Point. This walk when taken as a full circuit is about 7km.
Tea Tree Falls:
The Tea Tree Falls walk is an easy 1 hour walk that follows the small creek until the small cascades are found at the end of the walk.
The Cascades Walk which begins at the park's entrance is about 6km long.
The Wrights Lookout track which begins at the entrance to the park is about 4km long.
- Ebor 1:25 000
- Hyatts Flat 1:25 000
- Darkwood 1:25 000
- Girralong 1:25 000
- Five Day 1:25 000
- Thumb Creek 1:25 000
- Bellbrook 1:25 000
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- Kempsey State Forests
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