CONIMBLA NATIONAL PARK

A short drive from Cowra and Grenfell, Conimbla National Park is a quiet, tranquil nature reserve where you can enjoy easy, peaceful bushwalks amid rugged hills and farming country.

Yambira mountain and its surrounding forested ranges rise nearly 500m above the plain, forming a 'bush island' amid the central west farmlands. Rock ledges and small waterfalls have formed along some of the creek-lines.

The park is particularly popular with keen birdwatchers, as over 150 species have been recorded here, including some interesting threatened species, such as the little eagle, glossy black-cockatoo, turquoise parrot and several species of honeyeaters and robins. Mammals you may see here include eastern grey kangaroos, wallaroos, swamp wallabies, little red flying foxes, brush-tailed possums, and the threatened pygmy possum and squirrel glider. Kangaroos and wallabies are often seen throughout the day, but the possums and gliders are best seen at night.

With limited visitors to this huge, untapped natural place, you can sometimes find that you have the entire 7,965ha of park entirely to yourself.

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Phone: 1300 361 967
Website: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au


GOOBANG NATIONAL PARK

Goobang National Park, near Parkes and Dubbo, is a central NSW gem. Whether you’re exploring the park by car, mountain bike, or going on a bushwalk, there’s so much to see. Be sure to pack your binoculars if you like birdwatching as there are loads of species to spot, from owls and eagles to parrots and small wrens.

If you’re staying at one of the idyllic bush campsites, with their friendly and relaxed feel, you’re likely to encounter many of the park’s other inhabitants. Red-necked wallabies, swamp wallabies, eastern grey kangaroos and echidnas may be seen all year round.

 

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Phone: 1300 361 967
Website: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au


NANGAR NATIONAL PARK

Amid the wide open spaces of central west New South Wales, you’ll find the spectacular scenery of Nangar National Park, dominated by the magnificent peak of Mount Nangar to the north. The park’s beautiful wooded hills, easily accessible from Escort Way, create an ideal environment for picnicking, bushwalking, camping and 4WD touring.

Whether you love wildflowers, birdwatching, photography or gazing up at a night sky brilliant with stars, there’s plenty at Nangar to feed the soul. Autumn through to spring offers plenty of fresh and clear days to take long walks, and as the days become warmer, the land comes alive with colour. Don’t miss Terarra Creek, lined with the gorgeous pink honey-myrtle. Keep your camera handy for kangaroos, wallabies, bats, peregrine falcons and wedge-tailed eagles, as well as the breathtaking cliff line and views from Mount Nangar.

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Phone: 1300 361 967
Website: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au


WEDDIN MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

Weddin Mountains National Park, near Grenfell, consists of a small rocky range of mountains and provides a great day out for all the family to enjoy.

Home of Ben Hall’s Cave, the land is blessed with beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife. A short bushwalk up rugged hillside takes you to a cave overhang reputed to be a bushrangers' haunt — Ben Hall’s Cave is named after one of the area's most infamous rogues.

On a clear day, the mountain can be seen towering above the landscape from over 50km away. Watching it gradually fill the horizon is one of the real treats of a scenic drive around the park.

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Phone: 1300 361 967
Website: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au