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Booti walking track

Booti Booti National Park

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Just 20km from Forster, Booti walking track is a loop walk which beautifully captures the park's scenic features and offers family-friendly opportunities for swimming and picnicking.

No wheelchair access
8km loop
Time suggested
2 - 3hrs
Grade 3
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note

Booti walking track winds above the park's rugged coastline, through sheltered rainforests and by the tranquil shores of Wallis Lake. It combines three track sections to form a rewarding 8km loop with beautiful views to savour along the way.

Starting from Elizabeth Beach, the track gradually winds up to a stunning lookout over Charlotte Headland and Shelly Beach. It’s a great place to enjoy an ocean sunrise. The track heads north along the coastal side of the peninsula through palm groves, sheltered rainforest and open woodland before gently leading down to Seven Mile Beach. You'll pass through The Ruins campground and picnic area which is a good pit stop for amenities and drinking water. Enjoy the change of pace as you meander along the banks of Wallis Lake.

Look out for water birds along the way to Sunset picnic area. Cross the main road, and gently wind your way around the hill, over rocky outcrops and through lush palm gullies. It's  a short walk back down to Elizabeth Beach where you can finish with a refreshing swim.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


  • Picnic tables and barbecue shelter, Elizabeth Beach picnic area, Booti Booti National Park. Photo credit: John Spencer © DPIE

    Elizabeth Beach picnic area

    A short drive from Forster, Elizabeth Beach picnic area offers a great spot to relax near a beach popular for swimming in summer and whale watching in winter.

  • Aerial view of the beach and campground facilities at The Ruins campground. Photo credit: Shane Chalker © Shane Chalker

    The Ruins campground and picnic area

    Located just 15km south of Forster, The Ruins campground is well equipped and a convenient base to explore nearby beaches, swimming, walking and whale watching activities. 

  • 2 people sitting at a picnic table looking at the view of Wallis Lake at Sunset picnic area in Booti Booti National Park. Credit: John Spencer © DPE

    Sunset picnic area

    Sunset picnic area in Booti Booti National Park offers sensational lake and mountain views. It’s great for lake swimming, fishing, kayaking, or relaxing on the grassy waterfront of Wallis Lake.


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  • in Booti Booti National Park in the North Coast region
  • Booti Booti National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. Day passes are available from the Manning Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah Visitor Information Centre and the Hawks Nest Newsagency.

    Buy annual pass
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