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Big Hill Rainforest walking track

Limeburners Creek National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Big Hill Rainforest walking track.

Track grading

Features of this track


1.4km loop


45min - 1hr

Quality of markings

Limited signage

Experience required

No experience required


Short steep hills


Occasional steps

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles

Getting there and parking

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    Big Hill Rainforest walking track is in the northern precinct of Limeburners Creek National Park. To get there:

    • Drive towards Crescent Head from Kempsey
    • As you enter Crescent Head village, turn right into Point Plomer Road, also known as Bakers Road.
    • Continue for approximately 14km along gravel road to Big Hill


    Parking is available, near Big Hill beach and Melaleuca campground.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Limeburners Creek National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


    Watch the heathland wildflowers burst with colour and enjoy long walks on the beach as you look out for whales in the distance.


    Take the kids to Point Plomer for a family holiday by the beach, swimming by day and discovering the star-filled skies by night.


    Take advantage of the better surf conditions in winter and a chance to spot whales on their migration north.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    17°C and 26°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    7°C and 19°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Beach safety

    Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).



    A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.


    Dogs are permitted in the adjacent Goolawah Regional Park.


    Gathering firewood


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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