The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia include the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world, extending past Newcastle to the south-east of Queensland. The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia are World Heritage-listed, thriving with plants and wildlife, and an outstanding example of the major stages of Earth's evolution.
Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, World Heritage Area, contains the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world, large areas of warm temperate rainforest, and the majority of the world's Antarctic beech cool temperature rainforest. These extraordinary areas still contain ancient and primitive plants and animals from which life on Earth evolved. Get to know Gondwana Rainforests along a walking track, on a driving route, or by staying in NSW National Parks accommodation, within easy reach.
Discover ancient landscapes on a walking adventure in our World Heritage Gondwana Rainforests of Australia national parks.
Enjoy a camping getaway surrounded by the amazing Gondwana Rainforests of Australia in these NSW national parks.
Dorrigo National Park is 1 hour from Coffs Harbour, yet if feels worlds away. Visit this World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforest on a day trip or school excursion, for breathtaking waterfall walks, picnic spots and excellent birdwatching.
Free park entry
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- North Coast
Celebrate Barrington Tops National Park's 50th anniversary of being gazetted as a NSW national park. This incredible park is also part of the Gondwana Rainforests 25th anniversary celebration.
See Gondwana rainforest, go camping, birdwatching and enjoy amazing scenery on a scenic drive through Hastings Forest Way touring route near Port Macquarie and Wauchope.
The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia is a series of national parks and reserves in north-east NSW and south-east Queensland. In 1994 they were recognised with UNESCO World Heritage listing for their unique landforms, spectacular diversity of species and for what they tells us about the development of life on Earth.