Koalas in the Coolah Tops National Park

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) Creator: Lucy Morrell Copyright: NSW Government

Over the last decade or two there have been a few unregistered sightings of koalas in the Coolah Tops National Park, but a very recent sighting was fortunately reported to NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service – and much excitement has ensued!

This sighting indicates that a koala population is likely in the area and NSW NPWS intends to carry out some surveys in the Park and on adjacent landowner’s properties to ascertain the spread and numbers.   The community may be able to assist NPWS – we will share more information as it comes to hand.

For the moment, the NPWS Koala Project Team is in preparation mode.

So, if you are at The Tops, don’t forget to look up!

If you see a koala at The Tops, do report the sighting to NPWS – phone their local office on 6825 4364 .   If you have your phone with you, get a GPS location of where the sighting was to assist the NPWS find the koala again.  Also of use would be to note down what the koala was doing eg. sleeping, feeding, moving etc., and if you have a whizz-bang camera, a photo would be great too!

Looking forward to more sightings ❤

Coolah Tops National Park OPEN!

It has been months waiting but the Coolah Tops National Park is now partially open whilst clearing and upgrade work continues in the Park.  Please see the details below.

As per advice from National Parks:


Pinnacle Lookout

Bundella Lookout

Mullion Track


www.npws.gov.au/CoolahTops     1300PARKS          OR Google – Coolah Tops

*6 sites per campground – Barracks and Pinnacle Lookout

CLOSED as at 11 Feb 22

NORFOLK FALLS walking track – CLOSED for upgrade – New Lookout, new stairs

BALD HILLS FALLS  – CLOSED         Causeway damaged. NPWS is working hard to get it back to original condition

GRASS TREES – CLOSED                  Trees down over whole area


Visitors Bay and Lookouts