UPDATE; RE TOOLOOM FALLS OCTOBER 2020
Closed parks: Bandahngan Aboriginal Area at Tooloom Falls currently closed till approx June 2021. Gate closure with sign at the reserve, not up at turn off.
Bandahngan Aboriginal Area at Tooloom Falls is currently closed to visitors. The closure follows concerns raised by the Githabul Aboriginal Community about the site. The impacts of camping along with recent drought has killed many trees within the 2-hectare Aboriginal Area. The closure will allow NPWS to deal with the hazardous trees and work with the Githabul Community on planning for future development and uses of the area. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have on peoples plans.
Other campground areas are available in Urbenville and Woodenbong villages, and at Koreelah and Richmond Range National Park.
8/7/2020 NOTE: the Tooloom National Park and Tooloom Falls camping & day picnic area are both temp closed until December 2020 for the safety of the public, with repair works being done and tree felling due to recent dry weather conditions at the Falls, and a baiting program being done in the national park. Sorry for any inconvenience. Contact national parks office for further info 0266320000
Tooloom National Park encompasses the Tooloom Scrub, which is listed as part of the World Heritage ‘Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia’.
Tooloom takes its name from the nearby local landmark of Tooloom Falls. The aboriginal word for Tooloom is ‘Dooloomi’, which means headlice and relates to the aboriginal story of the falls. Tooloom Falls, located south east of the village of Urbenville, is declared an aboriginal place and is worth a visit while you are in the area.
The park contains 3 980 hectares of forest including the Hewston’s Hill and Wallaby Creek catchments and part of the Koreelah Range.
There are 10 species of kangaroos and wallabies in the park, including the threatened long-nosed potoroo.
You can enjoy a quiet picnic or go on a bushwalk. With a choice of tracks from short and easy to something more challenging, you’re sure to find one to suit your needs.