Rayners walking track
Mount Jerusalem National Park
Rayners walking track is a family-friendly way to explore Jerusalem National Park, near Mullumbimby. Enjoy beautiful scribbly gum forest as you stroll past pretty streams to the waters of Rayners Dam.
- Mount Jerusalem National Park in North Coast
- No wheelchair access
- 3.2km return
- Time suggested
- 1hr - 1hr 30min
- Grade 2
- What to
- Drinking water, sturdy shoes, hat, raincoat, suitable clothing, clothes for all weather conditions, first aid kit, sunscreen, snacks
- Please note
There is no drinking water available in Mount Jerusalem National Park so make sure to bring your own.
An easy 3.2km (1.5 hour) return stroll, Rayners walking track is a great way to introduce children to the beauty of the Koonyum Range. Starting from Koonyum Range Road, you'll soon find yourself walking in dappled sunlight beneath an open canopy of scribbly gums and hairpin banksia trees.
After about 1.6km you'll reach the waters of Rayners Dam, a perfect spot to cool off and relax before the return walk to your car. As you walk, keep an eye out for the park's diverse wildlife, especially near the 3 stream crossings. Yellow-tailed black cockatoos, satin bowerbirds and koalas are just some of the animals that make their homes here. You might even spot a wedge tailed eagle soaring overhead.
Spring and autumn are great times to visit, as wildflowers bloom and add patches of colour throughout the forest. And at dusk you can glimpse long-nosed bandicoots, sugar gliders and southern boobook owls.
If this taste of bushwalking in the Byron Bay hinterland whets your appetite, try child-friendly Boggy Creek walk in Whian Whian State Conservation Area, or the longer Minyon Falls walking track in Nightcap National Park.
Boggy Creek walk
Boggy Creek walk in Whian Whian State Conservation Area takes you through blackbutt forest and along the beautiful Boggy Creek to Minyon Falls. You can swim in the inviting pools along the creek.
Minyon Falls walking track
Popular with visitors to the Byron Bay area, Minyon Falls walking track leads through rainforest to a scenic waterfall in Nightcap National Park, in northern NSW.
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Nightcap National Park
Explore ancient World Heritage-listed rainforest in Nightcap National Park, near Lismore in north-eastern NSW. You’ll find great picnic areas and stunning views. Camp in nearby Rummery Park campground.
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- in Mount Jerusalem National Park in the North Coast region
Mount Jerusalem National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
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