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Chaelundi National Park

Overview

North-west of Dorrigo, Chaelundi National Park has the largest old-growth forest in northern NSW, with fun places to go biking, swimming, picnicking and camping.

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You’d be forgiven for thinking the ‘great outdoors’ actually meant the rugged landscape of Chaelundi National Park.

Bike and walking trails zigzag across spectacular views to the river. Crisp, fresh scents soak the air as you approach sparkling waterfalls and creeks. In the afternoon, a spacious camping area provides the perfect spot for a sausage sizzle by the pretty riverbank.

You’re never really alone either - the forest echoes with wildlife curious enough to join your exploration of deep gullies and old forests that scratch their way through the terrain; frogs, rock wallabies, owls and koalas all add to this diverse forest experience.

The park includes important uses by past communities; scattered artefacts map the ridgelines as traditional travelling routes of local Aboriginal people. Evidence also remains of the bygones of gold and timber industries.

For those keen and prepared, Chaelundi National Park offers unforgettable experiences.

Highlights in this park

  • Doone Gorge campground, Chaelundi National Park. Photo: A Harber/NSW Government

    Doon Goonge campground

    The wild terrain rewards you from every angle at Doon Goonge campground near Nymboida. Take a scenic drive, or swim and picnic.

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Contact

  • in the North Coast region
  • Non-wilderness parts of Chaelundi National Park are always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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Chaelundi National Park. Photo: A Harber/NSW Government