Wollemi National Park is just 100 km north-west of Australia's largest city, Sydney and yet it contains the largest wilderness area in New South Wales. The park, which contains a number of rugged and inaccessible areas is the home of the recently discovered Wollemi Pine – the dinosaur of the plant world. Their location is, however, a well kept secret.
Flora and fauna
All roads are unpaved, but are gazetted formed roads. Check your rental agreement if you are renting a car. For hints and tips, read Driving in Australia.
There are historic ruins at Newnes Glen that are quite easy to get to.
The glow worm tunnel is a disused railway tunnel, so the walks to get there are reasonably flat and easily accessible from the car park.
Dunns Swamp has easy walks and plenty of opportunities for canoeing.
There are car and caravan camping sites at Newnes and Dunns Swamp.
There is little to no public transport to or within the activities in the park. Its car and walk, unless you are a particularly adventurous cyclist, in which case train and bicycle is a possibility.
Being a large wilderness area, there is ample to keep the adventurous occupied. Backpack camping is permitted throughout the park.
The Colo River can provide a variety of kayaking and canoeing challenges, depending on water levels.
- Blue Mountains Cabins. Self contained cottages that are fully equipped with kitchens, fireplaces and all the comforts. 1 hours from the outskirts of Sydney in the famous Blue Mountains near Bilpin.
- Wollemi Cabins, Mountain Lagoon, ☎ . Beautiful cabins adjoining Wollemi National Park.
Wheeny Creek Camping Ground Getting there: From Richmond follow Bells Line of Rd to Kurmond and turn off to the Comleroy Road.
Access: 2WD. Roads are unpaved suitable for caravans and camping trailers.
Stay: Tent camping, caravans, camper trailers, camping beside your vehicle.
Facilities: Flush toilets, wood barbecues. Bring your own drinking water and firewood.
Fees and booking: Camping - Free, vehicle access - Free
More information: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.