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Lookouts

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
Fees apply. Park entry fees apply.
Wheelchair
access
Easy
Where
Dorrigo National Park in North Coast

Cycling trails

Driving routes

Historic buildings/places

Trial Bay Gaol, Arakoon National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary

Trial Bay Gaol

Trial Bay Gaol is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by phone on weekdays or email for information. 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

Picnic areas

The Pines picnic area, Yarriabini National Park. Photo: G Wallace/NSW Government

The Pines picnic area

The Pines picnic area in Yarriabini National Park is a relaxing spot for a family picnic. Wander along the rainforest walking track, admire Aboriginal art and relax in this tranquil forest setting.

Price
Free. Free park entry.
Wheelchair
access
Medium
Where
Yarriabini National Park in North Coast
The Glade picnic area, Dorrigo National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary

The Glade picnic area

The Glade picnic area is part of Dorrigo National Park near Coffs Harbour on the NSW north coast. This pretty rainforest clearing offers a great spot for a picnic or barbecue and lots of rainforest walks.

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

Visitor centres

People visiting the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre. Photo: Rob Cleary

Dorrigo Rainforest Centre

Dorrigo Rainforest Centre is the best place for Dorrigo National Park visitor information and school excursion visits. Book a guided tour, take the Skywalk for stunning views out to Coffs Harbour or relax in the Canopy Cafe.

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

Walking tracks

Bridle trail, Arakoon National Park. Photo: Debby McGerty

Bridle trail

Bridle Trail walking track is an easy short walk offering a glimpse of the historic heritage of Trial Bay Gaol in Arakoon National Park near Kempsey.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
Distance
0.6km one-way
Time
15 - 45min
Grade
Grade 2
Where
Arakoon National Park in North Coast
Connors Beach walking track, Hat Head National Park. Photo: Debby McGerty/NSW Government

Connors walking track

A medium walk through coastal rainforest and healthland offering whale watching, wildflowers, scenic views, and even a blowhole on the way to secluded beaches.

Price
Free. Park entry fees apply.
Distance
3.3km one-way
Time
1 - 2hrs
Grade
Grade 5
Where
Hat Head National Park in North Coast
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Evans lookout, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Kevin McGrath/NSW Government