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Dooragan National Park

Overview

Dooragan National Park near Port Macquarie features excellent trails and walks suiting all levels of fitness, possibilities for picnics, and even hang gliding. The scenic views from iconic North Brother summit are breathtaking.

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Dooragan National Park is the perfect place to relax and unwind, while enjoying the view over a casual picnic and watching the passing parade of wildlife. Located west of Laurieton - a pretty coastal village - the views from North Brother's summit are exceptional, stretching far over Queens Lake and North Haven. Easy accessibility makes it a fantastic destination to bring guests and visitors to the region.

Several of the park’s walks, including Laurieton track, take you through spectacular blackbutt forests which mingle with enormous old stumps, reflecting the old days of timber harvesting in the park. The trails are buzzing with the sounds of the park’s wildlife residents and, in summer, the echo of cicadas can almost be overpowering.

Dooragan National Park is so diverse, it’s not unusual to see colourful hang-gliders launching from the popular North Brother summit, or even wedding parties posing for photos on their big day.

Highlights in this park

  • Laurieton track, Dooragan National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government

    Laurieton track

    Part of the Three Brothers, this challenging walk to the scenic summit overlooking Laurieton is not to be missed. The views are some of the best acros...

  • Rainforest loop, Dooragan National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government

    Rainforest loop

    This relaxed, easy walk, close to Laurieton and Port Macquarie, takes you to Summit picnic area, where you can enjoy scenic views and watching hang-gl...

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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
  • Dooragan National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Port Macquarie
      (02) 6588 5555
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 22 Blackbutt Road, Port Macquarie NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6588 5500
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Dooragan lookout, Dooragan National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government