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Dooragan National Park

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Dooragan National Park near Port Macquarie features excellent trails and walks suiting all levels of fitness, possibilities for picnics, and even hang gliding. The scenic views from Dooragan Summit picnic area are breathtaking.

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Dooragan National Park is the perfect place to relax and unwind, while enjoying the view over a casual picnic and watching the passing parade of wildlife. Located west of Laurieton - a pretty coastal village - the views from Dooragan Summit picnic area are exceptional, stretching far over Queens Lake and North Haven. Easy accessibility makes it a fantastic destination to bring guests and visitors to the region.

Several of the park’s walks, including Laurieton track, take you through spectacular blackbutt forests which mingle with enormous old stumps, reflecting the old days of timber harvesting in the park. The trails are buzzing with the sounds of the park’s wildlife residents and, in summer, the echo of cicadas can almost be overpowering.

Dooragan National Park is so diverse, it’s not unusual to see colourful hang-gliders launching from the popular North Brother summit, or even wedding parties posing for photos on their big day.

Highlights in this park

  • Laurieton track, Dooragan National Park. Photo: John Spencer © OEH

    Laurieton track

    This challenging walk from Laurieton town to scenic Dooragan Summit picnic area on North Brother Mountain is not to be missed. The views are some of t...

  • Rainforest loop, Dooragan National Park. Photo: John Spencer © OEH

    Rainforest loop

    This relaxing walk close to Laurieton and Port Macquarie loops through rainforest to a remote lookout with coastal views, before returning to Dooragan...

  • Sheltered picnic area and lookout, Dooragan Summit picnic area, Dooragan National Park. Photo: Ben Stevenson, © DCCEEW

    Dooragan Summit picnic area

    Enjoy Dooragan Summit picnic area near Laurieton for its stunning panoramic scenery. After gazing at coastal vistas, have a picnic or walk to more fan...


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

General enquiries


  • in the North Coast region
  • Dooragan National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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