Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
- Drive 4km south along Pacific Highway
- Take the turn-off to Scotts Head
- At Scotts Head, follow the directions to the boat ramp at Weir Reserve.
- Continue along South Pacific Drive and South Beach access trail
Park entry points
- South Pacific Drive See on map
- Warrell Creek See on map
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
By public transport
Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park is not accessible by public transport.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
Go beach walking along ‘Gaagal Wanggaan,' the original Gumbaynggirr name for Forster or South Beach.
Explore the cool retreat of Warrell Creek by kayaking or canoeing, then settle down for a barbecue at Warrell Creek picnic area.
Wander through the coastal forest on dune sand, enjoying the birdlife and wildflower display.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
19°C and 26.7°C
8.3°C and 19.3°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- 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
Macksville (18 km)
Macksville is a relaxed fishing and oyster-farming town centre of a rich rural district. It's on low-lying land around the Nambucca River.
South West Rocks (50 km)
South West Rocks is a sleepy coastal retreat at its barefoot best. It's an oceanfront holiday town on north-facing Trial Bay.
Bellingen (64 km)
Bellingen is a laid-back, tree-lined town with a New Age vibe. It's set in a luxuriant valley beside the Bellinger River.