Wollemi National Park

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.

Accommodation and Attractions

The Main Homestead offers a variety of dining options including Wolgan Dining Room with panoramic views, the casual restaurant The Country Kitchen, and the Valley Bar and Terrace which includes a walk-in wine cellar

Location: 2600 Wolgan Valley, Newnes, 2790 Newnes, AustraliaWebsite: https://oneandonlywolganvalley.comPhone: +61 2 9199 1811

At Wolgan Valley Eco Tours we believe that walking is a great way to explore the natural environment and cultural heritage of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

Location: Wolgan Valley NSWWebsite: https://wolganvalleyecotours.com.auPhone: 0439 464 660
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Closed nowOpens at 09:00:AM tomorrow

Always breathtaking! Visit the only botanic garden in the world located in a World Heritage Area. FREE ENTRY.

Location: Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah, Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah NSW 2758, AustraliaWebsite: https://mounttomahbotanicgarden.com.au/Phone: (02) 4567 3000