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Botanic walk

Willi Willi National Park

Overview

A short stroll not far from Wauchope, Botanic walk heads through World Heritage rainforest and is great for birdwatching and relaxing with the family over a picnic.

Where
Willi Willi National Park
Distance
0.3km one-way
Time suggested
15 - 30min
Grade
Grade 5
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, suitable clothing
Please note
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
  • Check the weather before you set out as the road to Wilson River picnic area can become boggy when it rains
  • This park is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared and bring appropriate clothing and equipment.
  • There is limited/no mobile reception in this park

Botanic walk is a great way to discover the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. You can learn the names of some unique trees and ferns on this short stroll across the Wilson River from the picnic area. Designed to bring people in close contact with the environment, it's the perfect place to stretch your legs on a Mid North Coast road trip. Don't be put off by the Grade 5 rating, it’s suitable for all level of adventurers, especially small children or those who are less mobile. 

Glossy green palms dominate the terrain, and the scent of cedar wood and yellow carabeen follow you as you make your way through an ever-changing display of vegetation and wildflowers. Prefer a more challenging walk? The equally beautiful Palm Grove walk and Waterfall walk also leave from Wilson River picnic area. Both take you through abundant forest characterised by the large buttressed trees, Bangalow palms, vines, birds nest ferns and staghorns.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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Botanic walk hero, Willi Willi National Park. Photo: John Spencer