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Wallarah National Park


Wallarah National Park, perfect for fishing, cycling, hiking, surfing and picnicking, is less than an hour’s drive from Newcastle and Gosford, yet completely remote.

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While you’re hiking along rugged cliff tops on Coastal walking track, reeling in a big one from the rock platform at Pinny Beach or pedalling your mountain bike up Scenic trail, you’re a lot nearer to civilisation than you’d think. Wallarah National Park, east of Lake Macquarie and 2km from the town of Swansea, gives you a sense of a remote wilderness setting but with the convenience of nearby fish and chips when that big one gets away.

Wallarah is a great day trip from Newcastle, Gosford and Sydney. Stay for longer at nearby campgrounds Freemans and Frazer Beach, which are only 15 minutes drive away at Munmorah State Conservation Area. Or, spend a few days doing it all: whale watching (July-August), birdwatching, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, looking at spring wildflowers, and exploring Wallarah’s different types of forest.

Highlights in this park

  • Pinny Beach, Wallarah National Park. Photo: NSW Government

    Coastal walking track

    The Coastal walking track links Caves Beach with the headland just south of Pinny Beach, giving spectacular views over the coastline and ocean along t...

  • Scenic trail. Photo: Susan Davies

    Scenic trail

    Scenic trail is a challenging mountain bike ride - a steep scenic hike through coastal forest and heathland to views of the rugged coastline and acces...

  • Yondeo trail path, Wallarah National Park. Photo: Susan Davis.

    Yondeo trail

    A scenic walk or cycle on Yondeo trail in Wallarah National Park with places to picnic, birdwatching and whale watching opportunities and fishing at P...


Get Wild About Whales in Port Stephens

NSW national parks around Port Stephens have the best vantage points to see whales during their annual migration, which takes place from May to November. Plan your next coastal adventure on the Wild About Whales website.

Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse, Myall Lakes National Park. Photo: John Spencer


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Pinny Beach. Photo: NSW Government