UPDATE; RE AREA KNOWN AS TOOLOOM FALLS ( Jan 22)
Closed parks: Bandahngan Aboriginal Area (known as Tooloom Falls Camping area) at Tooloom Falls, near Urbenville, which is located near the Tooloom National park, and maintained by NPWL staff, is currently closed till further notice for camping. Gate closure with sign at the reserve, not up at turn off. But you are able to leave your car near the gate and walk in to have a picnic, go for a walk, or view the falls.
Bandahngan Aboriginal Area at Tooloom Falls is currently closed to camping visitors. The closure follows concerns raised by the Githabul Aboriginal Community about the site. The impacts of camping along with previous weather events had forced the closure to allow NPWS to deal with the hazardous trees and work with the Githabul Community on planning for future development and uses of the area. Planning for future development of the area continues, with many Govt Depts involved, and may not be finalised till about mid 2022. 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.
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.