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Wollemi National Park

Wollemi National Park
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Possibly the most important aspect of Wollemi National Park is that it protects, permanently, the largest remaining forested wilderness in NSW, including the Colo-Capertee river system, used extensively with the surrounding bushland for hardy recreation activities. Is now part of the recently declared Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area.

The Colo River and its gorge is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular in Australia. Bushwalking from various points, includes Newnes Plateau and in Wolgan Valley.

Special features of interest include the Capertee Valley, historic ruins at Newnes and the Glow Worm Tunnel.

The Wollemi Pine, a "living dinosaur" was discovered in Wollemi National Park in 1994. The tree dates back about 100 million years. The Pines survival depends upon its isolation. Propagated Wollemi Pines can be seen at Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens.

Wollemi Pine - Photo by National Parks & Wildlife
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Wollemi Pine - Photo by National Parks & Wildlife
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There are camping opportunities at Newnes, Dunns Swamp and Wheeney Creek, on the edge of the state's largest wilderness area, in Wollemi National Park.

 

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Address: 3491 Canobolas Road, Glen Davis. Bookings: 02 99587311, Fax: 02 99580350, 0413963438. Email Us
There are 4 cottages available within the amazingly scenic Capertee Valley - 3 hours from Sydney. Two of the cottages, only just completely renovated are situated at Glen Davis. They are within a property which includes the "Ruins" from the old oil Shale Mining Works and lie adjacent to the Wollemi National Park and at the head of the Colo River. The scenery is stunning, comprising majestic cliffs and wilderness. The other 2 cottages are located on a property 8 kms towards Capertee Village. Again the views are quite magnificent. There is a very comfortable large house and a small cozy cabin. Both are very suitable for birdwatching, sketching, photography, sky gazing, exploration, bushwalking or just relaxing. Internet:
www.birdwatching.net.au

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