Watagans National Park - NSW

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  National Parks,Reserves


DEG: -32.983139 151.380599
DMS: 32º 58' 59.3" S 151º 22' 50.16" E
UTM: 56 H 6349418mN 348685mE
Altitude: 294.81m


Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves


98.77kms North of Sydney - Driving 143 km (1 hour 52 mins)
631.18kms South of Brisbane - Driving 819 km (9 hours 13 mins)
791.5kms NorthEast of Melbourne - Driving 1011 km (10 hours 11 mins)

Address & Contact

Watagans National Park
New South Wales 2325
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/watagans-national-park


Watagans National Park boasts some of the country’s finest rainforest scenery. Moss-covered walls and boulders, towering canopies of red cedar and Illawarra flame trees pepper the walking track to Gap Creek Falls. You can also expect extraordinary views down toward rainforest gullies at Monkey Face and Gap Creek lookouts.

The Watagan Mountains also house a rich cultural heritage; more than 40 Aboriginal sites highlight art and engraving techniques, and remnants from previous forestry operations showcase settlement history in the area.

Bangalow and Gap Creek campgrounds provide overnight comfort for those who wish to continue exploring; you can pitch a tent next to your car and take advantage of the free barbecue areas and picnic tables available to you.

Park Alert: There is no visitor access along Bangalow Road due to significant road damage and new landslides on this road and nearby Mount Faulk Road. The following areas remain closed:
Bangalow campground
Gap Creek campground
Gap Creek picnic area
Gap Creek Falls walking tracks
The entry gate will remain locked and there will be no visitor access, including pedestrians.
visitor access restored in late March 2023 (prior to Easter).

Whether you arrive with a walking, cycling or 4WD tour in mind, remember to bring your sense of adventure as you’ll discover new things to do every time you visit.
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Closest Weather Station

Lake Macquarie - Cooranbong at 23/05:30am EST
Distance from Watagans National Park 14.05km SE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Cessnock (Nulkaba)
Distance from Watagans National Park 19.54km N
Mean Max. °C30.429.627.524.621.118.217.819.822.725.327.429.3
Mean Min. °C17.717.815.511.
Mean Rain mm87.9105.

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