Towarri National Park
Towarri National Park and Wingen Maid Nature Reserve cover a rugged part of the Liverpool Range and contain an incredible variety of plants and wildlife including Snow Gums, Grass Trees, Spinifex and River Oak. Towarri is located just 21kms from Scone.
If you are keen on bird-watching, look out for Powerful Owls, Gliders, Yellow-tufted Honeyeaters, Kingfishers, Glossy Black Cockatoos and Rosellas. Enjoy the Washpools campsite and picnic area with basic facilities provided.
Even the drive into the park is amazing as the Wingen Maid is visible from the road. The ancestral figure of the Wingen Maid is important to the Wonnarua people who were the first people to live in this area. Legend has it that a woman sat and waited for her warrior husband to return from battle at the end of a sandstone cliff. Distraught when he did not return, she asked Biami to take her life. Biami took pity on her and instead turned her to stone. As she turned to stone, her tears rolled down the hillside and burst into flames, igniting and forming the famous Burning Mountain across the valley.
Swimming at the Washpools. There is a viewing platform near the picnic area. Bushwalking – explore the river oak-lined Middle Brook. Bushwalking elsewhere in the Park is for experienced bushwalkers only, but keen trekkers will be rewarded with spectacular views from the ridge tops. No formed walking trail system currently exists.
It is located slightly north west of Scone about 20kms. At the traffic lights in Scone turn left and go over the railway line and at the next roundabout take the right as signposted and follow the road for around 20kms. The last 7kms is dirt and keep an eye out for trucks that use this road.
A large variety of plants such as Snow Gums, Grass Trees, Spinifex and River oaks. You may also catch a glimpse of the Powerful Owls, Yellow Tufted Honeyeaters and gliders that live in the area. There are camping grounds available as well as a picnic area. Both areas have toilet facilities and the picnic area has BBQ areas. The Wingen Maid can also be seen from parts of the roads.