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Terania Creek picnic area

Nightcap National Park

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Terania Creek picnic area is a great place for a family picnic or barbecue. Close to the carpark, walking tracks and waterfalls, its home to birds and goannas.

Picnic areas

The grassy Terania Creek picnic area is an ideal place to relax for a picnic or barbecue lunch with family and friends in Nightcap National Park.

This special area was the scene of protests to save the rainforests of NSW from further logging. Aside from its natural beauty, it is an important part of the history of our World-Heritage listed rainforests. Learn more about the special origin of this park and the protests to protect Terania Creek.

The rainforest setting, complete with birds and goannas, is sure to delight children and adults alike, and the secrets of Terania Creek are waiting to be discovered.

If you need to work up an appetite before your picnic, or feel like stretching your legs after a tasty barbecue, the easy Protesters falls walking track starts from near the carpark.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Protestors Falls walking track, Nightcap National Park. Photo: Carolyn Lloyd

    Protesters Falls walking track

    Protesters Falls walking track leads through superb World Heritage rainforest before arriving at spectacular waterfalls in Nightcap National Park, near Lismore.


Gondwana Rainforests of Australia

Consisting of 28 separate reserves in NSW, the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia contains the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world. The property contains large areas of warm temperate rainforest and nearly all of the world's Antarctic beech cool temperature rainforest.

The Skywalk lookout, Dorrigo National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary


Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

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

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