About 100 kilometers from Newcastle, Wollemi National Park is a World Heritage-listed wilderness of cliffs, canyons, and gushing rivers. Vast tracts of unspoiled bushland fringe the banks of the Colo and Wollemi Rivers, where nature lovers can relax with a picnic or paddle the wild waters. One of the park’s top features is Ganguddy, also known as Dunn’s Swamp, a mist-shrouded swamp hemmed by beehive-shaped rock formations. You can explore this beautiful area on a guided kayak tour and learn about the park’s aboriginal heritage and unique wildlife. Some kayak tours also incorporate a short hike. During prime visitor seasons, kayak rentals are also available for self-guided tours.
Other popular things to do in the park include hiking the bushland trails, and rock climbing is also popular along the rocky escarpments. Wollemi National Park is also famous for its Glow Worm Tunnel Walking track, one of the most popular things to do at night here. Bordering Wollemi National Park, Yengo National Park is another pristine wilderness area to explore, with aboriginal rock art and popular hiking trails. The Finchley Cultural Walk is a favorite hike here.