The following books provide some useful information for understanding the Colo Wilderness (including history and conservation issues).
- Dunk, A., Discovering the Colo Wilderness on foot, Envirobook, Sydney.
- Wright, P., National Parks of Northern NSW., National Parks Association of NSW,
- Prineas, P. & Gold H. (1978), Colo Wilderness, Kalianna Press, Sydney.
- Prineas, P. & Gold H. (1997), Wild Places, Colong Foundation for Wilderness, Sydney.
- Robinson, L., Field Guide to the Native Plants of Sydney, Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, NSW. (Not a book on the Colo, but allows easy identification of many of the plants that occur there).