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Guy Fawkes River National Park

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Overview

Fire affected area

Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.

Guy Fawkes River National Park is a wilderness paradise popular for bushwalking and birdwatching. You can also enjoy fishing, swimming and canoeing along the Boyd River.

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Halfway between Armidale, Grafton and Dorrigo, Guy Fawkes River National Park is a rugged wilderness paradise that’s perfect for peaceful camping and hiking away from the crowds.

The park is popular with experienced bushwalkers who want to explore the Guy Fawkes River Valley, but there are lots of great activities to enjoy among the peaceful gorges and slow-flowing rivers.

Enjoy a picnic among the spring wildflowers alongside Ebor Falls, where you can watch the river tumbling from the plateau in two dramatic waterfalls. Be sure to pack your binoculars if you’re a birdwatcher, as among the many species you might spot are wedge-tailed eagles and glossy black cockatoos.

From Chaelundi campground, Escarpment walk will take you to Chaelundi Falls, with its great lookout down over the valley. From here, you can see Lucifers Thumb, a large rock that offers all those who sit on it incredible 180-degree views out over the gorge and Guy Fawkes River.

The park is a significant conservation site with amazing biodiversity. There are 24 threatened animal species you might encounter here, including the brush-tailed rock-wallabies that can often be seen in the park’s rocky areas.

Highlights in this park

  • Ebor Falls Lookout, Guy Fawkes River National Park. Photo: Barbara Webster/NSW Government

    Ebor Falls

    A great stop-off between the coast and Armidale along Waterfall Way, Ebor Falls offers spectacular waterfall views, scenic lookouts and a picnic area.

  • Chaelundi Campground, Guy Fawkes River National Park. Photo: Barbara Webster/NSW Government

    Chaelundi campground

    This quiet campground is popular with families and 4WD tourers and makes a great base for enjoying walking tracks into Guy Fawkes River National Park.

  • Rock Wallaby , Escarpment Walk, Guy Fawkes River National Park. Photo: S Leathers/NSW Government

    Escarpment walk

    Escarpment walk in Guy Fawkes River National Park is a forest walk that takes hikers past Chaelundi Falls and Lucifers Thumb, all the way to Spring Gu...

  • Misty Creek Lookout, Guy Fawkes River National Park. Photo: Barbara Webster/NSW Government

    Misty Creek lookout

    Enjoy scenic views from Misty Creek lookout over Guy Fawkes River Gorge, near Coffs Harbour, and Chaelundi campground.

 

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