Why you should visit
Bouddi National Park is a special place, here are just some of the reasons why:
The park and surrounding area contain numerous Aboriginal sites, more than 100 significant sites have been recorded, with more still likely to be found. Rock shelters adorned with engravings and Aboriginal art, grinding grooves, middens and other archaeological deposits are fascinating to behold, and make a visit to Bouddi National Park a very special experience.
A coastal gem
Located south-east of Gosford, the park spans over 1,500 hectares, including the fully-protected Bouddi National Park Marine Extension area. As well as offering pristine beaches and marine habitat, the park’s coastal position boasts million-dollar ocean views, which are best enjoyed from one of its lookouts.
A natural paradise
A variety of animals and birds live in Bouddi National Park, enjoying its quiet beaches and native vegetation as much as its visitors do. Remember to take your camera as you may be lucky enough to spot a resident sea-eagle, bandicoot or tree frog. Plus, photos of the park’s fascinating rock formations provide excellent memories of your visit.
A must for marine-lovers
The 300-hectare Bouddi National Park Marine Extension protects the park’s diverse marine life and is one of Australia’s earliest Marine Protected Areas. The park also offers great whale watching opportunities from one of its many lookouts– spot humpback whales between May and July and again in September and October and southern right whales from late July.
So many outdoor activities
Bouddi National Park is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors – both in water and on land. From abundant walking tracks, mountain biking trails, fishing spots, campsites, picnic areas and beaches just waiting for swimmers, surfers and snorkellers, this park really does have it all. You can even join an adventure tour.
Old Wagstaffe Fire Trail - no public access available through private property.
No public access is available through private property. Signs indicate where public access is not permitted.
Please help to preserve the natural environment and cultural sites by observing the following:
- respecting Aboriginal sites and places
- all fauna, flora and rock formations are protected
- use rubbish bins where provided, otherwise take your rubbish with you when you leave
- please leave your pets at home; they are not permitted in national parks
- please do not feed native animals as this may make them sick; their food is in the surrounding environment
- fires are not permitted in coastal parks; free gas barbecues are available at a number of locations.
Phone: 02 4320 4200 (general enquiries)
Street address: Suites 36-38, 207 Albany Street North, Gosford NSW
Opening hours: 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday
Phone: Contact our Central Coast office on (02) 4320 4200 for more details
Street address: Corner of Maitland Bay Drive and The Scenic Rd, Killcare Heights NSW
Opening hours: The visitor information centre is staffed by local volunteers on weekends, generally between 11am and 3pm.