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Nightcap National Park

Overview

Explore ancient World Heritage-listed rainforest in Nightcap National Park, near Lismore in north-eastern NSW. Ideal for a day trip or overnight adventure, you’ll find great campgrounds, picnic areas, walks and stunning views.

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Nightcap National Park, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, is a dramatically beautiful park full of ancient rainforests, magical waterways and spectacular views.

The lush rainforest provides a home for the newly discovered nightcap oak as well as a number of threatened animal species, including Albert's lyrebird and Fleay's barred frog which takes shelter under leaf litter and makes an 'ok-ok-ok-ok-ok' after rain.

With easy access from Lismore and Nimbin, you can enjoy a picnic, bushwalk or overnight camping trip amid the park's escarpments, waterfalls and crystal clear creeks and enjoy incredible views of the 20 million year-old Wollumbin shield volcano.

 

Celebrate Gondwana Rainforests

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, with NSW National Parks. Enjoy guided tours, walks, waterfalls, scenic drives, and accommodation surrounded by ancient landscapes.

Two men cross a creek bridge on a rainforest walk in Border Ranges National Park. Photo: Branden Bodman/OEH

Contact

  • in the North Coast region
  • Nightcap 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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Minyon Falls, Nightcap National Park. Photo: Hamilton Lund