Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park
Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park offers a variety of water activities and other great things to do like kayaking, swimming, boating and fishing.
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Some places are so special they demand protection, and such was the case with the stretch of coastal land between Nambucca Heads and Scotts Head, near Macksville. Home to the local Gumbaynggirr People, this area was recognised as a vital spot for state preservation on 23 April, 2010, in a joint management agreement with the Traditional Owners.
Encompassing Warrell Creek, Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park covers an undisturbed coastal dune system, littoral rainforest, shrubland, and estuarine mangroves – covers, in short, a variety of breathtaking natural environments that teem with migratory wildlife and precious endangered species.
Visitors to the park will find a unique marine playground perfect for boating, fishing, and canoeing. Beach tracks lead to short forest hikes, and secluded camping sites accessible by boat or canoe from Warrell Creek make it an ideal spot for an enjoyable camping weekend. Bring your binoculars and swimmers for a lazy afternoon of birdwatching and swimming, or bring a kayak or canoe and go kayaking or canoeing along tranquil Warrell Creek as the sun goes down.
Highlights in this park
Warrell Creek offers opportunities for kayaking, canoeing and fishing, with nearby places to picnic and secluded camping sites
1st Bay campground
Stay at 1st Bay campground in Gaagal Wanggaan National Park near Coffs Harbour. This small North Coast campground can only be reached by boat.
2nd Bay campground
Stay at 2nd Bay campground in Gaagal Wanggaan National Park near Coffs Harbour. This small North Coast campground can only be reached by boat.
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Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park joint management program
Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park is jointly managed by the Aboriginal people of the Nambucca Valley and NPWS. As Aboriginal land, it is leased back to the NSW government. The Aboriginal owners have the main say in the running of the park through a board of management.
- 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
Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park is 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