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.
Book your next NSW national park getaway to the amazing Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. Stay in cosy cabins, family-friendly houses, or an historic homestead.
Enjoy a camping getaway surrounded by the amazing Gondwana Rainforests of Australia in these NSW national parks.
The 185km Waterfall Way scenic drive links Coffs harbour and Armidale, passing rainforest, river valleys and waterfalls, including New England and Dorrigo national parks.
- Free park entry.
- 185km one-way
- 2hrs 30min
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.
- Free park entry.
From Casino, Cambridge Plateau scenic drive is a comfortable drive along the ridge through scenic rainforest, offering fantastic views.
Take the challenge of the Barrington trail, a 4WD trail in Barrington Tops National Park. Open between October and May every year, plan your 4WD camping holiday now.
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.