Cottan-Bimbang National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Cottan-Bimbang National Park.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
From either Walcha or Wauchope:
- Follow Oxley Highway , which leads directly through Cottan-Bimbang National Park.
Park entry points
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Cottan-Bimbang National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
Settle down for a picnic at the clearing by Cells River and the magnificent timber bridge, a relic of former forestry management.
Take Myrtle Scrub scenic drive through old-growth wet eucalypt forest and rainforest, keeping an eye out for lyrebirds and bandicoots.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
17°C and 28.5°C
6.1°C and 19.2°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
Cottan-Bimbang National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre
02 6582 3355
Contact hours: 9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 159 Pacific Drive, Port Macquarie NSW 2444
- Sea Acres Rainforest Centre
02 6777 4700
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 188W North Street, Walcha NSW 2354
- Walcha office
Walcha (66 km)
Walcha is the gateway to some of the best adventure experiences in Australia. Expect gorges, rainforests, waterfalls and wilderness. Enjoy helicopter flights, 4WD tours and fishing, as well as guided bushwalks in some of Australia's most rugged terrain.
Wauchope (84 km)
Wauchope is great base for exploring nearby national parks that are part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Follow the Hastings Forest Way to Werrikimbe National Park, a rugged wilderness of outstanding beauty spread with short and long walks. Willi Willi National Park is a rainforest mountain park with three beautiful walking tracks that follow the river and lead to a sparkling waterfall.
Taree (155 km)
Taree is a major mid North Coast city, ringed by superb beaches. It's situated on the Manning River and set against rolling hills.