Perfect for a weekend escape, Koreelah National Park offers World Heritage rainforest, camping, swimming, walking and great birdwatching.
Escape the city lights and step into a world teeming with wildlife, hidden away in the remote corners of the Northern Rivers and Northern New England regions. Just a few hours’ drive from the Gold Coast and Brisbane, Koreelah National Park provides a perfect weekend getaway and a beautiful car touring route.
Connect with nature and see magnificent World Heritage rainforest that hugs steep slopes overlooking eucalypt forests and peaceful valleys. Enjoy easy walking, remote camping at Koreelah Creek Campground and fantastic birdwatching.
Take an easy stroll along Gorge walking track and spend the afternoon swimming in natural pools and spotting wildlife in the rocky gorge. Keep an eye out for platypus, koalas, sugar gliders, brush-tailed rock wallabies and glossy black cockatoos. Then settle for the night and enjoy the tranquillity of the bush at Koreelah Creek campground.
Toilet, picnic tables, bbq facilities (wood), carpark, disabled access
To access Koreelah National Park from the Mount Lindesay Highway, continue towards Woodenbong, past Tooloom Road, and turn left at Old Koreelah onto White Swamp Road. Travel north for 12km and the campground will be on the left. From Woodenbong, travel west along the Mount Lindesay Highway for approximately 22km. Turn right at Old Koreelah onto White Swamp Road and travel north for 12km, the campground will be on the left.
The roads into Koreelah National Park are unsealed but accessible for 2WD vehicles.
Gorge Walking Track
Distance: 0.8 km return
Time suggested: 30-45 minutes
Take this easy walk along Gorge walking track and explore Koreelah Creek Gorge and waterfalls. Excellent for swimming, birdwatching, wildlife spotting and getting back to nature.
Take an easy stroll through sclerophyll forest and explore Koreelah Creek Gorge on this short walking track. It’s only 10 minutes from Koreelah Creek campground, but there’s so much to see along the way.
You’ll see rugged peaks that rise to the west and dark green foliage of hoop pines clad to the steep cliffs. Keep a lookout as you wander along the creek for platypus swimming in the large pools of water.
Once you arrive at the gorge, stop for a while, take a refreshing swim in the cool waters or find a spot on the rocks to sit and admire the local wildlife. You might just see a brush-tailed rock wallaby on the steep rocky slopes of the gorge below the waterfall. It’s also a great place to listen out for frog calls in summer and excellent for birdwatching all year round.
The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia include the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world, stretching to over fifty remnant rainforests in New South Wales and South East Queensland, protected and recognised with World Heritage status
These Gondwana Rainforests of Australia form the most extensive areas of diverse types of rainforest to be found anywhere on the globe. These extraordinary areas still contain ancient and primitive plants and animals from which life on Earth evolved.
The Tenterfield Visitor Information Centre has reopened following closures due to COVID-19 restrictions. The centre will be operating via a window service for the time being, and is staffed Monday to Saturday. Phone calls will be answered on Sunday.