Woko National Park
This steep and rugged landscape features large areas of rainforest, moist eucalypt forest and impressive rock outcrops. The tranquil Manning River is a wonderful spot to sit and enjoy the surroundings.
Two walking tracks begin at the camping area, and after a short but steep walk you can explore soaring rock faces that harbour many species of native orchids, staghorns and elkhorns. You can also enjoy birdwatching, camping, swimming or floating on an air mattress.
This park is near...
Gloucester (35 km)
Best access routes
Woko National Park is in the Hunter Valley, about 350km from Sydney and 30km north-west of Gloucester. Take the Walcha road from Gloucester for about 16km until you get to the Curricabark Road turn-off. Drive along Curricabark Road for about 13km then turn right onto Flood Detour Road, which is just before the first low level causeway. The park is about 1km along this road.
Road quality: unpaved sections
This park is characterised by steep, rugged terrain and wide plant diversity.
The steep hills in the park hide a profusion of plant communities, including two types of rainforest. Within a day's walk of the river you can see wet and dry sclerophyll forest, dry rainforest and subtropical rainforest.
A number of threatened animal species have been seen in Woko, including the brush-tailed rock wallaby, masked owl and wompoo pigeon. Birdwatchers will be rewarded with many bird species as they walk through the various vegetation types.
Information for this National Park has been supplied courtesy of The New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service