Exploring Coolah Tops, NSW

img_20161001_170618Coolah tops National park is situated on the narrow plateau of the Liverpool Ranges. The drive up to Coolah tops is amazing the landscape is green and lush rolling hills after the rain. The road up to the park is mostly farm land with a variety of livestock. The road can becomes very winding and narrow in areas also a little hard after rain as it can become boggy, the road is more suitable for small camper vans, small caravans and camper trailers. When arriving at the top of the National park, the landscape changes dramatically. Huge snow gum trees line the road into the park.

The park has many activities bush walking, mountain bike riding, camping and picnicking. There are many bush walks ranging from longer harder challenges to easy stroll with beautiful lookouts and also a great variety of waterfalls. Due to bad weather when we arrived we decided to do a few shorter walks as the tracks were very muddy and wet. Stopping first at the Pinnacle lookout the amazing views over the neighboring ranges. This is a simple stroll to the viewing area from the car park.

img_20161011_063208Rocky Creek falls is an easy walk from picnic area, approx 1km return, offering magical views, a waterfall and amazing cliff formations.

img_20161001_181244Norfolk falls is also an easy walk approx 2 km return although downhill the track provides many stairs. At the top of the falls there are a couple of separate viewing platforms to view the amazing waterfall. Another track continues further along to the base of the falls.

img_20161001_162924The Giant grass tree walk is also a lovely short stroll along a flat trail to view the beautiful Giant grass trees this walk would be approx 1 km return.

Coolah tops provides many great walks for the novice and the experienced walker.

National Park web site – Here

Google Map – Here

Author: Andy and Trish

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