Sea Acres National Park
What we're doing
Park management activities
Sea Acres National Park has management strategies in place to protect and conserve the values of this park. Visit the detailed park and fire management documents. Here is just some of the work we’re doing to conserve these values:
Understanding landscapes and geology
NPWS is dedicated to preserving the geology, special landscapes and natural assets of Sea Acres National Park, and programs to protect and preserve its geology, waterways and unique ecosystems are in place. NPWS encourages research into the park’s geology and geomorphic processes, and works to protect relevant sites wherever possible. Visitor interpretation and education is an ongoing priority in this park.
Sea Acres National Park embraces efforts to support the biodiversity of its flora and fauna. Conservation programs operate within this park and may include research studies, pest management strategies, weed control, monitoring of visitor impacts and fire management planning. NPWS liaises with Hastings Council and other relevant authorities on issues affecting the biodiversity of the park.
Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats
Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Sea Acres National Park. NPWS carries out risk assesments for new and emerging weeds as well as Bitou bush and boneseed management to protect biodiversity in this park.
Bitou bush poses a serious and widespread threat to threatened species populations and ecological communities on the NSW coast. The NPWS bitou bush threat abatement plan helps to reduce the impact of weeds at priority sites using control measures such as ground spraying, aerial spraying, biological control and physical removal.
Developing visitor facilities and experiences
NPWS works to increase opportunities for people to visit and enjoy our national parks and reserves, including Sea Acres National Park. To reflect this, the park hosts regular events to appeal to the local community and engage their interest in national parks.
When you sign up to volunteer for tour guiding and visitor services, you’ll be doing something for yourself as well as for the benefit of visitors to NSW national parks.
Conserving our Aboriginal culture
Sea Acres National Park is dedicated to preserving its rich Aboriginal heritage. The condition of the park’s cultural sites is regularly assessed and carefully managed, and NPWS works closely with the Birpai Aboriginal Land Council to ensure this. The park works to educate visitors through interpretive exhibitions and displays, which are maintained and upgraded as required.
NSW is one of the most bushfire prone areas in the world as a result of our climate, weather systems, vegetation and the rugged terrain. NPWS is committed to maintaining natural and cultural heritage values and minimising the likelihood and impact of bushfires via a strategic program of fire research, fire planning, hazard reduction, highly trained rapid response firefighting crews and community alerts.
Bushfires are inevitable across fire-prone vegetation types within NSW national parks. NPWS prepares for wildfires by working with other fire agencies, reserve neighbours and the community to ensure protection of life, property and biodiversity. Every park has its own fire management strategy, devised in consultation with partner fire authorities and the community to plan and prioritise fire management.
- in the North Coast region
Sea Acres National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre
02 6582 3355
Contact hours: 9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 159 Pacific Drive, Port Macquarie NSW 2444
- Sea Acres Rainforest Centre
Volunteer as a Discovery guide or Wilderquest Education guide at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre in Sea Acres National Park. Introduce visitors to this subtropical coastal rainforest near Port Macquarie.
Donate to NSW National Parks
Valuable conservation work is being done in our national parks through the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, a not-for-profit organisation with the mission to care for Australia’s native plants, animals and cultural heritage.