Wallingat National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Wallingat National Park.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
- Travel 30km south along Lakes Way to Sugar Creek Road
- Head north on Pacific Highway
- Turn right at Lakes Way – it is signposted Forster
- Follow Lakes Way for approximately 40km to Sugar Creek Road (2.5kms past Bungwahl)
Park entry points
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 Wallingat National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
With temperatures slightly cooler, explore the network of gravel roads by foot or on a mountain bike.
With the wildflowers - including the purple blooms of the velvet mint-bush - coming out, this is a great time for birdwatching.
The weather is warm and sunny, so now's the time to pitch a tent and stay for a few days. Make the most of the boat ramp at Cockatoo picnic area Head to Sugar Creek picnic area and, after lunch, take a walk through the cool forest. .
Visitor numbers are down, so take the car along the park's unsealed roads and discover the forest, rivers and lake.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
20°C and 29°C
7°C and 21°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- in the North Coast region
Wallingat National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to extreme weather or fire danger.
Booti Booti Office
02 6591 0300
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. Closed public holidays.
- The Ruins campground, Booti Booti National Park, 4374 The Lakes Way, Booti Booti 2428
- Booti Booti Office
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