The Culgoa River winds through the Culgoa National Park, flanked by shady river red gums, and grassy floodplains adorned after a wet season with wildflowers.
Culgoa National Park continues into the Culgoa Floodplain National Park in Queensland, this remote park is home to a variety of plant and animal communities in this vital floodplain landscape.
The Murrawarri people have close ties with the park and historic Aboriginal settlements nearby. Pastoralists settled the area in the 1850s and Culgoa National Park takes in 7 of these former pastoral leases.
If you’re a bird watcher you’ll love the solitude with over 170 species of native birds include a variety of noisy parrots and many waterbirds recorded. Threatened animals have been recorded in the park, including the Australian bustard, koalas, stripe-faced dunnarts, red-tailed black-cockatoos, freckled ducks and brolgas.
Culgoa National Park is a great park to hike through and capture the stunning outback colours. Browns, yellows and ochre reds are reflected in the claypans, lakes, sand dunes and gibber plains. Culgoa National Park is part of the largest intact coolabah floodplains woodland in NSW. Tracks wander through brigalow – gidgee woodlands, native grasslands and white cypress pine.
Mirri Mirri Yuran (The River Bank Walk)
This delightful walk is an easy 1.7 km return walk meander under majestic river red gums along the banks of the Culgoa River. Start from the campground, via the picnic area.
Wander for about 4km one way, through open coolabah woodlands, allowing access between Yawura Yarun and the camping area.
Yawura Yarun (The Sandhill Track)
A great place to see carpets of colourful wildflowers after spring rains, on a 10 km circuit walk through open cypress pine woodlands and traverses a low sandhill. It will take about 4 hours.