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Cudgen Nature Reserve

Overview

Escape the Tweed Coast crowds and head to Cudgen Nature Reserve. Great for school excursions, with opportunities for fishing, canoeing, picnicking and birdwatching.

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Visit Cudgen Nature Reserve and you’ll quickly leave the hectic Tweed Coast behind, as you surround yourself in a mosaic of beauty and contrasting landscapes.

It’s a modest reserve, but it’s packed full of things to see and do for the whole family. Indulge in picnicking at Cudgen picnic area and admire the dramatic backdrop of Wollumbin Mount Warning.

It’s also a great spot for birdwatching and home to some of the last remaining koalas on the Tweed Coast, so keep a lookout in the trees around the lake and near Round Mountain.

Go sailing on the lake or explore the shorelines and birdlife by kayak or canoe. And if that’s not enough, the beach nearby also offers great fishing and surfing.

Highlights in this park

  • Cudgen Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government

    Cudgen Lake

    Cudgen Lake, near the coastal villages of Cabarita Beach and Bogangar on the Tweed Coast, is perfect for kayaking, swimming, picnicking and birdwatchi...

  • Friends of Cudgen planting, Cudgen Nature Reserve. Photo: NSW Government

    Friends of Cudgen Nature Reserve

    Want to encourage koalas to choose Cudgen Nature Reserve as their habitat? Volunteer for this bush regeneration activity near the Tweed Coast. Restore...

 

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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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Cudgen Nature Reserve. Photo: Alan Goodwin/NSW Government