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Middle Brother National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Middle Brother National Park.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Port Macquarie:

    • Drive west along Oxley Highway for about 15mins until you reach Pacific Highway
    • Turn left onto Pacific Highway, heading south for about 25mins.
    • Turn right at TV Road and follow the signs into the national park

    Park entry points

    Parking

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Middle Brother National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    Any time of year is great for visiting Bird Tree and Benaroon, but come in autumn to escape the summer heat and settle down for a relaxing picnic.

    Spring

    In late spring, North Brother wattle flowers with bright yellow spikes, adding a scenic flourish to the park.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    16°C and 25.6°C

    Highest recorded

    25.8°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    5.9°C and 17.3°C

    Lowest recorded

    5.3°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    310.6mm

    Facilities

    Picnic tables

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Prohibited

    Pets

    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.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Middle Brother National Park

    Contact

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

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    Nearby towns

    Kendall (22 km)

    Named after the Australian poet, Henry Kendall, this small mid-north-coast town celebrates its literary past each year with the Watermark Literary Muster in October. And in September, the Kendall National Violin Competition attracts young violinists from around Australia to compete in the finals of this exciting event that's open to the public. Now in its second decade, the event has allowed many past finalists and winners the chance to go on to forge impressive international careers.

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    Taree (50 km)

    Taree is a major mid North Coast city, ringed by superb beaches. It's situated on the Manning River and set against rolling hills.

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    Port Macquarie (52 km)

    Vibrant Port Macquarie is surrounded by beautiful waterways - the Hastings River, canals, creeks, bays and the Pacific Ocean. The city also has a five-star collection of golden-sand beaches stretching from Port Macquarie Beach to Town Beach and north along the 16-km swathe of North Beach.

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    Middle Brother National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government