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Towarri is an old Wonnarua Aboriginal people word meaning 'warrior.' The Wonnarua people were the original inhabitants of the land that is now the Towarri National Park.
The park protects a diversity of vegetation types includes areas of temperate rainforest, as well as areas of snow gum subalpine forest. Found in the park are animals and birds such as the Greater Glider, Brush-Tailed Rock Wallaby, Parma Wallaby, Powerful Owl and Glossy-Black Tailed Cockatoo.
Towarri National Park is located in the Liverpool Range to the north-west of Scone. From Scone the Middle Brook Road is taken into the national park.
By taking the Cressfield Road off Middle Brook Road, and then turning left onto Dry Creek Road, views can be had over the surrounding country, including views of the Wingen Maid Nature Reserve. This is a trip well worth taking.
Washpools Camping Area:
Only basic facilities are provided at the Washpools Camping Area. Both the camping area and picnic area are wheelchair accessible. There are no camping fees.
There are no formed walking tracks in Towarri National Park, though it is possible to follow Middle Brook for some distance, exploring the creek and surrounds.
A viewing platform over Middle Brook can be found at the Towarri Picnic Area a little further up Middle Brook Road.
ACCOMMODATION AND RESOURCE LINKS:
- NPWS Upper Hunter Office
137 Kelly Street
Scone NSW 2337
Ph: (02) 6540 2300
Fax: (02) 6545 9475
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