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Cockatoo picnic area

Wallingat National Park

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For a relaxing day of kayaking, swimming and fishing, riverside Cockatoo picnic area, in Wallingat National Park, is an ideal getaway on the Mid North Coast.

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Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
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Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching.

If you fancy a relaxing day being soothed by the gentle sounds of the river, pack up the canoes and make tracks to Cockatoo picnic area in Wallingat National Park, on NSW Mid North Coast. A great way to unwind, this remote riverside picnic area is ideal for nature-lovers and adventurous families who enjoy fishing, swimming and birdwatching.

Unroll the picnic blanket in the shade of the majestic eucalypts and, if you’re tempted, enjoy a refreshing dip. After a leisurely lunch, launch the kayak at the nearby ramp and paddle down the tranquil Wallingat River for some wildlife spotting along the tranquil waterways. 

The casuarinas along the river attract the yellow tail black cockatoos while whistling kites and sea eagles are often spotted in the skies above. Round off your day with the spectacular sunset views from Whoota Whoota lookout only a short drive away.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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