Bongil Bongil National Park
What we're doing
Park management activities
Bongil Bongil National Park has management strategies in place to protect and conserve the values of this park. Visit the OEH website for detailed park and fire management documents. Here is just some of the work we’re doing to conserve these values:
Planning for the future
You are invited to have your say on the future of Bongil-Bongil National Park by commenting on the draft plan of management by 14 August 2017.
Bongil Bongil National Park embraces programs dedicated to preserving vulnerable, threatened and endangered species, and involves the community in efforts to maintain its biodiversity. Volunteer programs take place in this park and include surveying vulnerable species, such as koalas. Efforts to minimise threats to such plant, animal and bird species are ongoing.
Uniting technology with the vast collection of information on biodiversity in NSW, BioNet is a valuable database open to any user. From individual plant sightings to detailed scientific surveys, it offers a wealth of knowledge about ecology and threatened species in NSW.
Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats
Pests and weeds have a significant impact on the ecosystems within Bongil Bongil National Park. Pest reduction of foxes is an important part of the work NPWS does to protect the integrity of biodiversity within the park. Risk assessments for new and emerging weeds are carried out as an ongoing initiative in the area.
Wild dogs can have significant impacts on other animals and are regarded as pests. Our wild dog control program operates in many NSW national parks and reserves. When carrying out such pest control, we aim to minimise the wild dogs’ effects on livestock and wildlife, while still maintaining dingo conservation in key areas.
Developing visitor facilities and experiences
NPWS is dedicated to providing outstanding facilities and experiences for visitors to all NSW national parks. Amenities in Bongil Bongil National Park, including tourist accommodation, receive ongoing management and maintenance.
NSW is one of the most bushfire prone areas in the world as a result of our climate, weather systems, vegetation and the rugged terrain. NPWS is committed to maintaining natural and cultural heritage values and minimising the likelihood and impact of bushfires via a strategic program of fire research, fire planning, hazard reduction, highly trained rapid response firefighting crews and community alerts.
Managing fire-prone NSW national parks requires a three-pronged approach, including fire planning, community education, and fuel management. When it comes to fuel like dead wood, NPWS conducts planned hazard reduction activities like mowing and controlled burning to assist in the protection of life, property and community.
- in the North Coast region
Bongil Bongil National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
- Coffs Harbour
(02) 6652 0900
Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
- 32 Marina Drive, Coffs Harbour NSW
- Fax: (02) 6651 9525
- Coffs Harbour
Do you live near Bongil Bongil National Park and want to volunteer to help protect the area’s endangered tern? Success at Bongil Spit, in northern NSW, relies on the work of NSW National Parks staff and volunteers to continue to protect the endangered tern.
Donate to NSW National Parks
Valuable conservation work is being done in our national parks through the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, a not-for-profit organisation with the mission to care for Australia’s native plants, animals and cultural heritage.