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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
A group of 5 mountain bikers ride through lush forest on one of the Muurlay Baamgala cycle trails. Photo: Jay Black/DPIE

Muurlay Baamgala cycle trails

Choose your own adventure on Muurlay Baamgala cycle trails in Bongil Bongil National Park near Coffs Harbour. There are over 80km of relatively flat trails to explore in a beautiful forest setting – great for kids and all levels of riders.

Price
Free. Free park entry.
Distance
80km of trails
Time
1.5-3 hr
Grade
Medium
Where
Bongil Bongil 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
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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

Front beach, Arakoon National Park. Photo: Debbie McGerty/OEH

Front Beach

Front Beach offers family friendly options including swimming, paddling, liloing and picnicking in Arakoon National Park on the mid North Coast of NSW.

Price
Free. Free park entry.
Wheelchair
access
Medium
Where
Arakoon National Park in North Coast

Walking tracks

Jerusalem creek, Bundjalung National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary Copyright:Rob Cleary

Jerusalem Creek walk

Keep your eyes peeled for birds nesting along the creek along the Jerusalem Creek walk. Enjoy the hike as a day walk or shorter walk and finish up with a picnic lunch.

Price
Free. Park entry fees apply.
Distance
10.3km loop
Time
3 - 4hrs
Grade
Grade 3
Where
Bundjalung National Park in North Coast
Border Loop walking track heads through rainforest in Border Ranges National Park. Photo credit: John Spencer © DPIE

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

Canopy Cafe, Dorrigo National Park. Photo: NSW Government

Canopy Cafe

Canopy Cafe in Dorrigo National Park is a great place to eat near Coffs Harbour, offering fresh contemporary cuisine in a stunning forest setting, with all day breakfast and lunch, and great coffee.

Price
Free. Free park entry.
Wheelchair
access
Easy
Where
Dorrigo National Park in North Coast

Education centres

Historic buildings/places

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

Cape Byron Lighthouse

Cape Byron Lighthouse is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Cape Byron Lighthouse sits on Australia’s most easterly point, a shining light over Byron Bay. Take a guided tour, find out about shipwrecks and enjoy spectacular views.

Price
Free. Park entry fees apply.
Wheelchair
access
Medium
Where
Cape Byron State Conservation Area in North Coast
Trial Bay Gaol, Arakoon National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary

Trial Bay Gaol

For a glimpse into Australian history, head to South West Rocks to explore the historic ruins of Trial Bay Gaol. Make sure you see the view from the sentry’s lookout.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
Wheelchair
access
Hard
Where
Arakoon National Park in North Coast
Mountain Maid gold mine, Copeland Tops State Conservation Area. Photo: Brent Hall

Mountain Maid gold mine

Mountain Maid gold mine tours are cancelled until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Guided tours through Mountain Maid gold mine are available for visitors to Copeland Tops State Conservation Area. Walking tours start from Hidden Treasure picnic area.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
Where
Copeland Tops State Conservation Area in North Coast

Lookouts

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Picnic areas

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Tours

View of an angler's arm with a fishing rod and reel on a pristine sandy beach at twilight. Photo credit: Tim Williams © Wilderness Adventures

Brunswick Heads guided beach fishing adventures

Visit beautiful Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve for a guided fishing excursion with Wilderness Adventures. Whether you’re a seasoned angler honing your technique or just want a relaxing day on the beach, their experts have an experience custom-made for you.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When
Contact Wilderness Adventures for times. Tours run on demand to suit tides, seasons and needs of guests.
Where
Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve in North Coast
Operated by
Wilderness Adventures logo. Photo © Wilderness Adventures
View of sheer cliffs and waterfall in a misty rainforest setting. Photo © Rise Up – Byron Conscious Tours

Byron glow worms and hinterland forest experience

Discover Byron Bay’s spiritual side and see glow worms and enchanting forest sights on this guided outing with Rise Up – Byron Conscious Tours. You'll delight your senses and relax your mind as you explore the wilderness in and around Nightcap National Park.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When
Contact Rise Up – Byron Conscious Tours for schedule.
Where
Nightcap National Park in North Coast
Operated by
Rise Up – Byron Conscious Tours logo. Photo © Rise Up – Byron Conscious Tours
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Visitor centres

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