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Cudgen Nature Reserve

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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

  • A view of Cudgen Lake surrounded by trees. Photo: Jessica Stokes © OEH

    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...

  • Volunteers planting trees on cleared ground at Cudgen Nature Reserve. Photo: NSW Government

    Friends of Cudgen Nature Reserve

    Are you interested in restoring bushland and habitats for local plants and wildlife? Volunteer for this great bush regeneration activity at Cudgen Nat...


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