What's special?The scenic Auburn River tumbles over massive, water-sculpted, salmon-coloured granite boulders as it flows through a steep-sided gorge in Auburn River National Park.
Weeping bottlebrushes, flowering leptospermum shrubs and stunted figs line the creek banks. Bottle trees grow in the dry rainforest on the northern bank of the river near the camping area. Silver-leaved ironbark and forest red gum grow in the grassy open forests. These western hardwood forests are now uncommon in this area.
This small park contains relics of past gold mining days.
Exploring Auburn RiverCamp or picnic in a picturesque bush setting on the northern bank of the river. Only picnic tables are provided. Take drinking water, a fuel stove for cooking or your own firewood. Remove your rubbish.
Go birdwatching in the forests along the clifftops or around the waterholes. If you are lucky, you might see peregrine falcons which nest in the cliffs opposite the camping area. See brush-tailed rock-wallabies around the cliffs and red-necked wallabies in scrubby gullies near the camping area. Enjoy the wildflowers in spring.
Explore around the river. Take water. Do not drink the river water. Visit in the cooler months as this park can be very hot in summer.