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Boonoo Boonoo National Park

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I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
Published January 23rd 2021
Near Bald Rock but oh so different
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Signage at the Boonoo Boonoo picnic area (image JW)

Just 27km north of Tenterfield, on the way to Bald Rock National Park, is Boonoo Boonoo National Park. Established in 1982, the 43.77sq km park is reached by a driving 13km of unsealed road, which can be flooded or washed out in some weather conditions.

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Boonoo Boonoo Falls (image JW)

Parking is available at Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area, as are toilets, information boards, barbecues and picnic tables. This is also the track head for the River Walk to Cypress Pine Campground, the Falls Lookout and the rock pools.

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Make a choice (image JW)

The walks vary in distance and difficulty, the Boonoo Boonoo Falls lookout walk and the walk to the rock pools are both short and very easy. They are well-formed and sealed with only a few stairs. The 350-metre walk along the southern edge of Boonoo Boonoo gorge culminates in a viewing platform overlooking the 210-metre falls.

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Picturesque rock pools (image JW)

The rockpool ramble to the large swimming holes upstream of the waterfall is even shorter at 200 metres and perfect for a cooling dip in warm weather. As with all water activities, you need to take care and supervise children because (of course) there are no lifeguards here.

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Lovely vistas (image JW)

Remember to pay for your $ 8-day use ticket per vehicle and be sure to bring along plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen and a hat. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for signs of native birds and wildlife, including the elusive brush-tailed rock wallaby. The diverse vegetation provides a variety of wildlife habitats and in spring, erupts into a colourful wildflower show.

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Facilities at the picnic area (image JW)

Boonoo Boonoo Falls are one of the jewels of NSW's New England region
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Why? Views of nature
When: All year round (check on local alerts)
Phone: 02 6736 4298 Tenterfield office of NSWNP
Where: Turn off Mt Lindesay Road about 24km north of Tenterfield
Cost: Day visits $8 per car
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