Get out and enjoy the outdoors in some of these wheelchair friendly National Parks located in New South Wales.
NSW has an array of National Parks, many of which are perfect for wheelchair users. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and take yourself on an adventure through some of the best national parks NSW has to offer. Don’t forget to pack a hat, water and sunscreen for your trip, and perhaps a picnic may be a good idea too.
Connected to the Dorrigo Rainforest centre, the skywalk lookout offers a bird lovers paradise, with endless views, of the valleys and gorges and all this lush rainforest has to offer with the centre piece of McGraths hump dominating the view. The Skywalk is a 70m boardwalk that is 21m above the rainforest canopy, this wheelchair friendly walk overs panoramic views of the Rosewood Rainforest. Visit the information centre to find out more about the local area and enquire about guided tours and the heritage exhibition, there is a $2 donation required at the centre. Once you are refreshed from all that fresh air have a bite to eat at the local café, canopy café or pack your own picnic and make use of the free electric BBQ’s.
Blue Mountains National Park
This iconic formation is located at Echo Point just on the outskirts of the Blue Mountains National park and is an extremely popular tourist destination. These beautifully weathered stone peaks were formed thousands of years ago and are set amongst the cliffs of Jamison Valley. There are a variety of different trails that lead off from echo falls, the Three Sisters track is only 800m returns and is a family friendly walk looking out over the grand scenery.
Fairfax Heritage track is also located in the Blue Mountains National Park and is a popular spot for families and those with limited mobility. This great trail, 1.8km each way, gives you plenty of opportunities to see the gum trees and if your there in early Summer you will also have the pleasure of blooming flowers adding dashes of colour.
A perfect way to arrive at North Head is via a ferry from Circular Quay Sydney, this beautiful and popular spot has never ending ocean views and Sydney Skyline. Home to an array of wildlife you are sure to see a local or two, there are guided walks and tours available.
Dharawal National Park
O’Hares Creek lookout track is set in the beautiful bushland in the Dharawal National Park, just south of Campbelltown. This a sealed bitumen track which is 2.8km return and leads you to the look out where you will see deep gorges and views of the well-known Hawkesbury sandstone.
Royal National Park
Bungoona Lookout and Path is situated on the Hacking River, near Audley. Make your way up the path to find the stunning lookout of the river and surrounding parklands. This path is concrete and is 500m which should only take around 20 minutes to complete, making it perfect for wheelchairs and prams, and for children of all ages. Keep your eyes open for the many birds who call Bungoona home. Visit the information centre to find out what Australia’s oldest National Park has to offer.
Park entry fees can vary so for more information we recommend visiting NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service website to get all the update to date information, vehicle access, entry fees, and any restrictions which could be in place depending on the time of year of your visit. https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/
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