Cockatoo picnic area
Wallingat National Park
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.
- Picnic areas
- Wallingat National Park
- What to
- Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
- Please note
- 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.
Subscribe to our Naturescapes e-newsletter which is packed with the latest information, experiences and events in NSW national parks. Your next park adventure starts here.
- 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
- Booti Booti Office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. Closed public holidays.
- 02 6591 0300
- The Ruins campground, Booti Booti National Park, 4374 The Lakes Way, Booti Booti 2428
- in Wallingat National Park in the North Coast region
Wallingat National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to extreme weather or fire danger.