Threlfall picnic area

Two people at the barbecue, Threlfall picnic area, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Leah
Picnickers chat with an NPWS staff member at Threlfall picnic area. Photo: Leah Pippos ©DPIE

Threlfall picnic area

Castle Doyle, New South Wales 2350

1300 072 757



If you like the idea of a leisurely lunch beside a clear mountain river, then Threlfall picnic area will have you packing the sandwiches. Just off Waterfall Way near Armidale, this peaceful lunch spot is on the northern edge of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Unroll the picnic blanket beside the crystal clear Gara River and let the rest of the world look after itself. It's perfect day trip from Armidale, or bush lunch break on a touring holiday. A short walk down river, there's a popular swimming spot where you can swim with care in the wonderful waters. After a relaxing lunch, you can kick back in the shade of the redgums. If you want to go walking, try the nearby Threlfall walking track.

Facilities found here

Barbeque, Carpark, Picnic Area, Non Smoking,

Accessibility Information

Disabled access available, contact operator for details.,

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the New England High Country region and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders – past, present and emerging – and acknowledge the important role Indigenous Peoples continue to play within the New England High Country community.