Chaelundi National Park
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
North-west of Dorrigo, Chaelundi National Park has the largest old-growth forest in northern NSW, with fun places to go biking, swimming, picnicking and camping.
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You’d be forgiven for thinking the ‘great outdoors’ actually meant the rugged landscape of Chaelundi National Park.
Bike and walking trails zigzag across spectacular views to the river. Crisp, fresh scents soak the air as you approach sparkling waterfalls and creeks. In the afternoon, a spacious camping area provides the perfect spot for a sausage sizzle by the pretty riverbank.
You’re never really alone either - the forest echoes with wildlife curious enough to join your exploration of deep gullies and old forests that scratch their way through the terrain; frogs, rock wallabies, owls and koalas all add to this diverse forest experience.
The park includes important uses by past communities; scattered artefacts map the ridgelines as traditional travelling routes of local Aboriginal people. Evidence also remains of the bygones of gold and timber industries.
For those keen and prepared, Chaelundi National Park offers unforgettable experiences.
Highlights in this park
The wild terrain rewards you from every angle at Doon Goonge campground near Nymboida. Take a scenic drive, or swim and picnic.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- in the North Coast region
Non-wilderness parts of Chaelundi National Park are always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Coffs Harbour office
02 6652 0900
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 4/32 Edgar St, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
- Coffs Harbour office