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McBrides Beach

Booti Booti National Park

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Picnic by the ocean at picturesque McBrides Beach in Booti Booti National Park, 10mins from Forster. Reach this idyllic spot with a short stroll down McBrides Beach walking track.

McBrides Beach is on the north side of Cape Hawke, an area known for its outstanding beauty, rugged cliffs and offshore reefs. Though it takes just 25 minutes to make the 600m walk down to this pretty hideaway, you’ll feel a million miles away.


  • The view from McBrides Beach walking track as it exits to McBrides Beach. Photo: Brett Cann

    McBrides Beach walking track

    Take a short stroll down McBrides Beach walking track to reach remote and picturesque McBrides Beach, the perfect spot for an oceanside picnic.

  • Coastal views from Cape Hawke lookout in Booti Booti National Park. Photo credit: John Spencer © DPIE

    Cape Hawke lookout

    Just five minutes from Forster, the Cape Hawke lookout offers spectacular views along the coast from the top of a dedicated tower, perfect for whale watching.

These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.

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  • in Booti Booti National Park in the North Coast region
  • Booti Booti National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. Day passes are available from the Manning Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah Visitor Information Centre and the Hawks Nest Newsagency.

    Buy annual pass