Boarding House Dam picnic area
Watagans National Park
A popular picnic spot with daytrippers in summer, Boarding House Dam picnic area offers all the amenities, as well as local history, paddling, and hiking opportunities.
- Picnic areas
- Watagans National Park
- What to
- Drinking water
- Please note
- The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
- There is limited mobile reception in this park
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch
Boarding House Dam picnic area is a must-see starting point for any trip into Watagans National Park.
The boarding house originally accommodated the longest-serving and largest logging camp in the area.
Today, an outstanding rainforest canopy awaits anyone looking for an easy walk, taking in lush ferns and moss-covered boulders and walls along the Circuit walking track. The area is especially popular with families, since the picturesque creek and dam nearby are ideal for a paddle. Whether you choose to unwind in the shade of this luscious rainforest area, or cook up a feast on one of the picnic area’s barbecues, this is a great place to while away the hours.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- 02 9585 6831
- in Watagans National Park in the North Coast region
Watagans National Park is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather, roads closures or high fire danger.