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Dooragan Summit picnic area

Dooragan National Park

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Enjoy Dooragan Summit picnic area near Laurieton for its stunning panoramic scenery. After gazing at coastal vistas, have a picnic or walk to more fantastic viewpoints.

Relax and watch hang gliders soaring in the breeze over the glittering Pacific Ocean as you enjoy the scenery from Dooragan Summit picnic area on North Brother Mountain. The sweeping views of coastal lakes, the sea and bushland will take your breath away.

It’s a 6km drive from Laurieton on a sealed road and the picnic area has toilets, a sheltered area, and a car park.

After lunch, you might like to spend 30 mins hiking Rainforest Loop walking track for views of Diamond Head. The northern end of this loop track is wheelchair-accessible.

For those after more of a challenge, walk back to town along Laurieton walking track. It’s a 3km downhill walk which will land you on Laurie Street.


  • Laurieton track, Dooragan National Park. Photo: John Spencer © OEH

    Laurieton track

    This challenging walk from Laurieton town to scenic Dooragan Summit picnic area on North Brother Mountain is not to be missed. The views are some of the best across northern New South Wales.

  • Rainforest loop, Dooragan National Park. Photo: John Spencer © OEH

    Rainforest loop

    This relaxing walk close to Laurieton and Port Macquarie loops through rainforest to a remote lookout with coastal views, before returning to Dooragan Summit picnic area.

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.