Coolah Tops National Park

Address: Coolah NSW 2843 Phone: (02) 6372 7199 30 km east of Coolah, along the Coolah Creek Road (unpaved sections). 4WD is necessary on some roads in the park, but The Barracks, The Pines and Coxs Creek are 2WD accessible. Waterfalls plunge from the plateau heights in this spectacular park. Giant grass trees and tall, open forest with stands of huge snow gums shelter abundant wildlife, including gliders, wallabies, eagles…

Conjola National Park

Address: Conjola NSW 2539 Phone: (02) 4454 9500 This coastal park features extensive forests beside beautiful lakes and estuaries, and large areas of woodland and heath that become a mass of wildflowers in spring. There are picnic areas and walking tracks at Monument Beach and Fishermans Rock, and a picnic area on the shores of Swan Lake at the end of Goonawarra Drive. The park is great for walking, birdwatching,…

Conimbla National Park

Address : Bumbaldry NSW 2794 Tel : (02) 6851 4429 The main section of the park is 9km west of Cowra off the Mid-Western Hwy. Yambira mountain and its surrounding forested ranges rise nearly 500 m above the plain, forming a ‘bush island’ amid the central west farm lands. Rock ledges and waterfalls have formed along some of the creek-lines, and wildflowers brighten the landscape in spring. Enjoy magnificent views from…

Cocoparra National Park

Address : Yenda NSW 2681 Tel : (02) 6966 8100 Access is 25km north-east of Griffith.  Roads are unsealed and may be difficult in wet weather. Wattles, orchids and blue-tinged cypress pines contrast against rich red rocks in one of the Riverina’s rare forest remnants. After very heavy rains the creeks flow, waterfalls leap into life and the land is bright with wildflowers.

Cattai National Park

Address : Cattai NSW Tel : 1300 072 757 55 km north-west of Sydney, 13 km north of Windsor off the Cattai-Wisemans Ferry road (unpaved sections). Highlights: The Cattai Farm area, originally a land grant to First Fleet assistant surgeon Thomas Arndell, features Arndell’s 1821 cottage, historic grain silos and ruins of a windmill believed to be the oldest industrial building in NSW. In a separate section, nearby Mitchell Park features…

Cathedral Rock National Park

Address : Ebor NSW 2453 Tel : 1300 072 757 60 km west of Dorrigo off the Waterfall Way (unpaved roads). Highlights: Giant boulders, sculpted rock and distinctive granite tors make striking subjects for photography — and keep an eye out for wedge-tailed eagles on the wing. Explore the rock formations on the Cathedral Rock track, an easy three hour circuit, or the longer Woolpack Rocks walk (medium grade).

Cascade National Park

18 km north of Dorrigo on the Cascade Road (unpaved). Highlights: Beautiful subtropical and warm temperate rainforest, including booyong, crabapple and coachwood trees, surround the village of Cascade. The forest is an important habitat for many upland rainforest amphibians, such as the giant barred frog, stuttering frog and pouched frog. Activities: The Box Ridge walking track (1 km medium grade) takes you through a delightful corner of the park.  

Bundjalung National Park

50 km south of Ballina, 60 km north of Grafton off the Pacific Highway on Iluka Road. Highlights: Ten Mile Beach forms part of Bundjalung’s 38 km of protected coastline. The Esk River, the largest untouched coastal river system on the north coast, runs through the southern half of the park. Other features include the Jerusalem Creek Peninsula, freshwater lagoons, mangrove mudflats and rare rainforests at Woody Head. Activities: The…

Budderoo National Park

This park is home to Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, a multi-award-winning tourism destination which allows you to explore the rainforests that once blanketed the Illawarra region. Boardwalks and paved tracks take you along the forest floor and up through a range of rainforest environments, on your way to the magical Minnamurra Falls. Up on the plateau above the rainforest, the park offers excellent walking tracks with views across sandstone heaths and…

Budawang National Park

Address : Budawang NSW 2622 Tel :1300 361 967 A rugged wilderness of steep slopes and remote trails, Budawang National Park is a challenging invitation to the experienced bushwalker. For those who can last the distance, the summit of Mt Budawang reveals a magnificent panoramic view of the southern highlands and the distant coast. This is a rugged and remote wilderness area, which makes walking in the park suitable for…