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Toonumbar National Park

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Toonumbar National Park is located in the Richmond Range and contains two World Heritage listed rainforests, the Murray Scrub and the Dome Mountain Forest.  The region is noted for its unique and complex natural environment.  Much of this complexity is due to activity associated with the Focal Peak Volcano which was active some 23 Million years ago. Drivers should take note that in wet conditions the roads to the park quickly become impassable and may be closed to all vehicles. Check at http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/alerts before entering.

Extensive subtropical rainforests protect threatened plants and animals, including the sooty owl, red-legged pademelon and yellow-bellied glider. The rainforests of Dome Mountain and the Murray Scrub are part of the World Heritage-listed Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia. The rainforests are only one facet of this wild and intricate natural environment and you will be inspired by its rugged landscape.

The Murray Scrub Road, Toonumbar Forest Drive, Coxs Road and North Yabbra Road all provide opportunities for driving in the park. The Murray Scrub Road out of Kyogle by Afterlee Road provides the most reliable access for standard (2WD) vehicles to the Iron Pot Creek picnic and camping area. Please note that the Murray Scrub Road north of Iron Pot Creek is closed to all vehicles. Also note that after heavy rains all roads in the park may be closed to all vehicles.

Iron Pot Creek camping ground
Wheelchair access: medium
Iron Pot Creek picnic and camping area has wheelchair accessible toilets.
This camping ground has spacious sites, set among flooded gums beside Iron Pot Creek. Walking tracks lead from the campground into the park. Firewood collection within the park is not permitted. Please bring your own firewood.
Getting there: The campground is on a forest road off the Toonumbar Forest Drive.
Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets
Water supply: Tank water is not suitable for drinking. Please bring your own drinking water.
Bookings: Bookings are not essential but campers fees apply. There is a self-registration station.

Toonumbar National Park is a relatively new park with excellent opportunities for bushwalking, picnicking, car touring and camping.

detailed information

Location 33klms west of Kyogle
Contact
Website http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au