Boonoo State Forest is a beautiful forest located 16km north east of the town of Tenterfield in northern NSW, on the traditional lands of the Jukambal people. Boonoo or Boonoo Boonoo - pronounced “bunna-boonoo” - translates as ‘big rocks’ or “area of large rocks”.
Boonoo State Forest covers an area more than 4700 hectares and is bordered by Boonoo Boonoo National Park and Boorook State Forest to the north, and Basket Swamp National Park to the south. Boonoo State Forest is popular for its unique and rugged landscapes, hiking, bushwalking, horse-riding and four-wheel driving. Note that adjacent Basket Swamp National Park offers dedicated horse-riding trails which complement Boonoo State Forest where horse-riders are welcome.
When in season wildflowers occur throughout the area in abundance.
Basket Swamp visitor area
Basket Swamp visitor area offers basic, rustic facilities for picnic and short-stay camping.
Basket Swamp Falls
Basket Swamp Creek drains a large area (approx. 200 hectares) of waterlogged heath and sedge species, filtering rainfall from the tablelands into the Clarence River catchment. Basket Swamp Falls is a stunning part of this water system. Visitors can access this area via Basket Swamp Trail, a 10-minute drive from Basket Swamp visitor area. Basket Swamp Falls is approximately 40 minutes’ drive (30km) from Tenterfield.