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4WD touring routes

Adventure sports experiences

Birdwatching and wildlife facilities

Canoeing/paddling experiences

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Cycling trails

Scenic trail. Photo: Susan Davies

Scenic trail

Scenic trail is a challenging mountain bike ride - a steep scenic hike through coastal forest and heathland to views of the rugged coastline and access to Pinny Beach.

Price
Free. Free park entry.
Distance
2.8km one-way
Time
1hr
Grade
Hard
Where
Wallarah National Park in North Coast
Double Wharf trail, Wallingat National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Double Wharf trail

Experience the scenic waterways and mountainous forests of Wallingat National Park along Double Wharf trail – perfect for walking or mountain bike riding.

Price
Free. Free park entry.
Distance
5.5km one-way
Time
1hr 30min
Grade
Easy
Where
Wallingat National Park in North Coast

Driving routes

Fishing spots

Horse riding trails

Surfing spots

Tallow Beach, Arakwal National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government

Tallow Beach

Tallow Beach is 3.2km from the heart of Byron Bay and a great place for swimming, birdwatching, whale watching, beach fishing, and just throwing down a towel to soak up the sun.

Price
Free. Free park entry.
Where
Arakwal National Park in North Coast

Swimming spots

Walking tracks

Coastal view from Tomaree Head summit walk. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

Tomaree Head Summit walk

Take a guided tour along Tomaree Head Summit walk, absorbing views of Port Stephens and the north coast. When you reach the summit, enjoy a relaxing lunch on the bench by the lookout.

Price
Free. Free park entry.
Distance
2.2km return
Time
1hr 30min - 2hrs
Grade
Grade 5
Where
Tomaree National Park in North Coast
Border Loop walk, Border Ranges National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Border loop walk

Walk the short and easy Border loop walk through World Heritage-listed rainforest. Enjoy spectacular views from the lookout and finish with a picnic at the end.

Price
Free. Park entry fees apply.
Distance
1.5km loop
Time
15 - 45min
Grade
Grade 2
Where
Border Ranges National Park in North Coast
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Aboriginal sites

Cafes and kiosks

Education centres

Events

View from Pinnacle lookout in Border Ranges National Park across to Wollumbin. Photo: M Vanderveer/DPIE

Border Ranges Gondwana talk

Ask questions and learn about this World Heritage-listed park from an NPWS ranger. Be part of the Gondwana Rainforests 25th anniversary celebration at Border Ranges National Park.

Price
Free. Park entry fees apply.
When

Saturday 5 October 2019.

Brindle Creek picnic area: 9am to 12pm.

Pinnacle lookout: 1pm to 4pm.

Where
Border Ranges National Park in North Coast

Historic buildings/places

Lookouts

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Picnic areas

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Tours

Quad bikers riding on Worimi sand dunes. Photo: Sand Dune Adventures

Sand Dune Adventures quad bike tour

Tackle Worimi sand dunes with a 4WD quad bike. Not far from Newcastle, it's the most thrilling way to see these spectacular coastal dunes. Perfect for beginners and advanced riders.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

Tours run daily. Meet 30 minutes before start time.

Tour times: 9.30am to 10.30am, 11am to 12pm, 1pm to 2pm and 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Where
Worimi National Park in North Coast
Operated by
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Two young boys an a nature play activity. Photo: Rosie Nicolai/OEH

Kids Gondwana nature play

Looking for something for the kids to do? This fun activity promises to re-engage kids with nature. Be part of the Gondwana Rainforests 25th anniversary celebration at Dorrigo National Park.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

Thursday 3 October and Thursday 10 October 2019, 10am to 11.30am

Where
Dorrigo National Park in North Coast
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Visitor centres

Evans lookout, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Kevin McGrath/NSW Government