Eurobodalla National Park

Ocean beaches, spotted gum forests, wetlands and estuaries offer a variety of scenery and an important habitat area for waterbirds and threatened native animals such as the white-footed dunnart. The Eurobodalla area also has significant Aboriginal and European cultural sites.

Dorrigo National Park

Address: Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, Dome Rd, Dorrigo NSW 2453 Phone: (02) 6657 2309 Dorrigo’s renowned boardwalks make its rainforests on the edge of the Great Escarpment one of Australia’s most accessible World Heritage areas. Picnic with the brush turkeys at The Glade, visit the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre and Canopy Cafe or try the waterfall tracks.

Dooragan National Park

Address: North Brother NSW 2443 Local Aboriginal legend tells of the death of three brothers. North Brother Mountain, at the heart of the park, is the resting place of Dooragan, the youngest. The mountain supports a wide range of vegetation communities – including some of the best examples of old growth blackbutt forest in NSW and pockets of sub-tropical rainforest – that provide habitat for gliders, bats and koalas and…

Dharug National Park

Address: Gunderman NSW 2775 Phone: (02) 4320 4200 Steeped in history and abounding in natural wonders, Dharug National Park’s multi-coloured sandstone landscape protects vital clear-water tributaries. The historic Old Great North Road is an intact and spectacular example of early 19th century road-building as well as a lesson in planning gone wrong. Abandoned even before it was finished, it took the toil and sweat of convicts to quarry, dress and…

Deua National Park

Address: Moruya NSW Phone: (02) 4476 0800 Located inland from Batemans Bay and Moruya, Deua National Park is a wilderness of densely clad mountains, limestone caves, deep valleys and fast flowing rivers. Apart from ample wildlife watching opportunities, Deua offers a great wilderness experience for bushwalkers, four-wheel drivers and adventure sports enthusiasts including canyoning, caving, rock-climbing and abseiling. The public can access Wyanbene Cave, however, a permit is required for…

Cunnawarra National Park

Address: Lower Creek NSW 2440 Phone: 1300 072 757 70 km south-west of Dorrigo, 70 km east of Armidale. The Styx Forest Way, off the Waterfall Way, loops through the park via Point Lookout Road and the Wollomombi–Kempsey road (unpaved roads). Highlights: From the Cunnawarra Range to the Georges River valley, this park links the snow gum high country of New England National Park with the ranges of Oxley Wild…

Culgoa National Park

Address: Culgoa National Park, Weilmoringle NSW 2839 Phone: (02) 6872 2744 100 km north of Brewarrina or 180 km north east of Bourke. Unsealed dry-weather roads only. Sit in the shade of the coolibah trees flanking the floodplain of the Culgoa river, watch the passing bustards, falcons, honeyeaters and cockatoos or the kangaroos and emus on the open grass plains. Walk along the riverbank through coolibah woodlands or over sandhills…

Crowdy Bay National Park

Address: Crowdy Bay National Park NSW 2427 Phone: (02) 6588 5555 35 km north-east of Taree off the Pacific Highway at Moorland; 5 km south of Laurieton via the coast road from Port Macquarie or 13 km east of Kew via Laurieton and the coast road. Beautiful beaches north and south of Diamond Head. Australian author Kylie Tennant spent time living and writing here, and her hut has been restored…

Cottan-bimbang National Park

Sitting on the eastern escarpment, this park protects extensive old-growth eucalypt forest, rainforest, threatened frog species, yellow-bellied gliders and koalas.The Oxley Highway between Walcha and Wauchope runs through the park and its rainforests, and is ideal for a scenic drive. The park also has unsealed vehicle tracks but no visitor facilities, so it suits the well-prepared bushwalker. While in the park you can go on scenic drives, explore the park…

Coorabakh National Park

Address: Lansdowne Forest NSW 2430 Phone: (02) 6552 4097 25 km north of Taree. Follow the signs on Pacific Highway at Moorland. Three prominent volcanic intrusions known as Big Nellie, Flat Nellie and Little Nellie dominate the park. Tall open eucalypt forest gives way to low stunted shrub land on the exposed summits and the Lansdowne escarpment, while warm temperate and subtropical rainforest is found in protected gullies. This unique…