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Wallingat National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    From Forster:

    • Travel 30km south along Lakes Way to Sugar Creek Road

    From Bulahdelah:

    • 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

    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 Wallingat National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    With temperatures slightly cooler, explore the network of gravel roads by foot or on a mountain bike.

    Spring

    With the wildflowers - including the purple blooms of the velvet mint-bush - coming out, this is a great time for birdwatching.

    Summer

    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. .

    Winter

    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

    Summer temperature

    Average

    20°C and 29°C

    Highest recorded

    45.2°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    7°C and 21°C

    Lowest recorded

    -5°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    Sept

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    280.2mm

    Facilities

    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.

    Be fire aware

    Remember that during a Park Fire Ban the use of wood fires and solid fuel barbecues is prohibited, whereas during a Total Fire Ban all fire, gas and cookers of any sort are prohibited.  For more information on fire safety see general safety information. Check with the park office for information on fire bans in place.

    Food
    The towns of Bungwahl and Coomba Park have small community stores with basic provisions. For more extensive supplies you may need to go to the large towns of Forster/ Tuncurry or Bulahdelah.

    Water for horses is available from dams near Gur-um-bee picnic area and near the junction of Sugar Creek and Whoota Lookout roads.

    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

    Generators

    Generators are prohibited in this park.

    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.

    Wallingat National Park

    Contact

    • 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.

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    Nearby towns

    Forster (30 km)

    Dominated by water sports Forster is the centre of the Great Lakes area.

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    Bulahdelah (32 km)

    Buladelah is the gateway to Myall Lakes National Park. It's situated on the Myall River, with a backdrop of soaring, forested hills.

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    Taree (64 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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    Sugar Palms, Wallingat National Park. Photo: NSW Government