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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

Grade 4

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    45min - 1hr

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    1.4km loop

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

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

    Park entry points

    Parking

    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.

    Spring

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

    Summer

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

    Winter

    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

    Average

    17°C and 26°C

    Highest recorded

    42.3°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    7°C and 19°C

    Lowest recorded

    0°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    February

    Driest month

    August

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    1387.6mm

    Facilities

    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).

    Permitted

    Fishing

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

    Pets

    Dogs are permitted in the adjacent Goolawah Regional Park.

    Prohibited

    Gathering firewood

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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