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The Werrikimbe National Park covers an area of around 35 000 hectares of true Australian wilderness containing plenty of rainforested areas.
MOORABACK CAMPING AREA:
The Moraback Camping Area is accessed via the Oxley Highway, Kangaroo Flat and Mooraback Roads, which is about 90km from Walcha. The Mooraback Camping Area is another 6 or so kilometres into the park. The camp area has picnic tables, a toilet and information board.
There are two walks in the area, including a loop walk across the creek and the Mooraback Trail, which leads to Racecourse Swamp.
COBCROFT VISITOR AREA:
The Cobcroft Camping Area is also accessed via the Oxley Highway, Kangaroo Flat and Mooraback Roads. There is then a turn-off from the Mooraback Road onto Cobcroft Road, which is about 9km further on. Access can also be gained via the Oxley Highway onto Cobcroft Road. There are BBQs and a toilet provided here.
From Cobcroft the Carabeen and Mesa Trails can be accessed, leading to the Mesa Plateau and Lower Hastings River Falls. Further along the Cobcroft Road access can be gained to the Werrikimbe Trail which leads to the Hastings River and access to the Upper Hastings River Falls.
BRUSHY MOUNTAIN CAMPING AREA, GRASS TREE PICNIC AREA AND PLATEAU BEECH CAMPING AREA:
From the Oxley Highway and Wauchope, travel to Beechwood and the Bellangry Road, then Hastings Forest Way. Once in the park, the choice is whether to travel to Brushy Mountain, Grass Tree or Plateau Beech.
From Brushy Mountain Camping Area there are a number of trails to choose from, including Spokes Trail. There are BBQs, tables, toilets and information board.
Grass Tree Visitor Area is situated just above a series of falls on Forbes River. There is also access to Scrub Bird Trail.
Plateau Beech Camping Area provides access to both King Fern Falls and Filmy Ferns Cascades. There are BBQs, tables, toilets and information board here.
Given the remote nature of the national park, the following maps should be used when walking within the national park:
- 1: 25 000 Kangaroo Flat
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