Tomaree National Park

Address: Fingal Bay NSW 2315 Phone: (02) 4984 8200 The Tooloom Scrub rainforest is World Heritage-listed, including important areas of red and flooded gum. There are 10 species of kangaroos and wallabies in the park, including the threatened long-nosed potoroo. You can enjoy a quiet picnic or go on a bushwalk. With a choice of tracks from short and easy to something more challenging, you’re sure to find one to suit…

Tapin Tops National Park

Address: Dingo Forest NSW 2429 Phone: 1300 361 967 44 km west of Wingham along the Dingo Tops Forest Road. High on the Great Escarpment, Tapin Tops National Park protects old growth forests and rainforests, and provides a unique habitat for threatened species such as the parma wallaby, squirrel glider and sphagnum frog. Rowleys Lookout (1018 metres, strenuous 45-minute walk from car park) offers a sweeping view of Head and…

Sydney Harbour National Park

Address: Manly NSW 2088 Phone: 1300 072 757 Sydney Harbour National Park protects various islands and foreshore areas around one of the world’s most famous harbours. It contains rare pockets of the bushland which was once common around Sydney, and in these remnants you’ll find a surprising range of native animals living in the park. But beyond the scenery, there’s a lot of history, mystery and cultural heritage waiting to…

Sturt National Park

Address: Briscoe Street, Tibooburra NSW 2880 Phone: (08) 8091 3308 335 km north of Broken Hill along the partly paved Silver City highway and 400 km west of Bourke (unpaved). Check the conditions after rain as roads may be closed. The park protects an enormous arid landscape of space and solitude. The rolling red-sand dunes of the Strzelecki desert ripple through the western section, graduating past surprising wetlands surrounded by…

Saltwater National Park

Address: Ben Boyd National Park, Saltwater Rd, Eden NSW 2551 Phone: (02) 6495 5000 15km east of Taree, along the Old Bar Road. This small coastal reserve east of Taree has been a popular recreational spot for over a century. Before that, it was an Aboriginal seasonal camp for thousands of years. The park conserves rare coastal rainforest and wetlands. It has two swimming beaches and a spectacular headland. Walking tracks…

Royal National Park

Address: Audley Rd, Audley NSW 2232 Phone: (02) 9542 0648 Established in 1879, Royal National Park is the world’s second oldest national park – after Yellowstone in the USA. Only 32 km from Sydney CBD, the Royal packs incredible natural diversity into a relatively small area. It offers riverside picnics, great surf beaches, clifftop heathland walks, rainforest cycle tracks, and much more. In July 2006, this park was added to…

Richmond Range National Park

Address: Bruxner Highway and Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive, via Casino, Mallanganee NSW 2469 Phone: (02) 6632 0000 This park is renowned for its gum species, extensive old-growth forest and the World Heritage-listed rainforest of the Cambridge Plateau. These internationally significant rainforests have an outstanding diversity of native plants and animals including many rare and threatened species. One local spotted gum, related to the more common form spotted gum of the…

Popran National Park

Address: Mangrove Mountain NSW 2250 Phone: (02) 9995 6500 Popran National Park conserves spectacular sandstone cliffs and gullies and many Aboriginal sites. It includes four kilometres of Hawkesbury River foreshore to the east and north of Milson Island and contains a number of undisturbed small creek catchments. These completely natural fresh running water tributaries to the Hawkesbury River are becoming scarce and so the park is important for their conservation…

Paroo-Darling National Park

Address: Paroo-Darling National Park, White Cliffs NSW 2836 Phone: (08) 8083 7900 One of the newest National Parks in Western NSW, Paroo-Darling National Park is fast becoming known for its mound springs and continually changing Peery Lake, cycling as it does through flood and drought and back again. The outstanding conservation values of this park are centered on the Paroo River wetland system, one of the most regular flooded systems…

Nightcap National Park

Address: Newton Drive, Nightcap NSW 2480 Phone: (02) 6627 0200 The lush World Heritage-listed rainforest of Nightcap National Park was preserved by a determined group of conservationists. The Mt Nardi and Minyon Falls areas are easily available by car and offer breathtaking views.