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Werrikimbe National Park

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Overview

Werrikimbe National Park, near Port Macquarie and Walcha, offers walks through World Heritage-listed Gondwana rainforest, camping, pinicking, scenic drives and 4WD trails.

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If you’re looking to get away from the crowds and explore pristine wilderness, then Werrikimbe National Park is the place for you.

Part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, it’s a unique natural landscape with ancient rainforest, tall eucalypt forests, pristine rivers, cascading waterfalls, rugged escarpment and deep gullies. In spring, the forests and heathland burst with colourful wildflowers.

Visit for the day, or spend a few more enjoying the tranquility of secluded campgrounds, walking tracks, and picnic areas.

With over 120 bird species, birdwatching is a fantastic activity to enjoy here. As you spy lyrebirds in the rainforest, you’ll find a range of other forest birds such as eastern yellow robins and rufous fantails. If you’re lucky, you might spot rare bird species like olive whistlers, rufous scrub-birds and sooty owls.

 

Get Wild About Whales in Port Macquarie

NSW national parks around Port Macquarie 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.

Little Bay, Arakoon National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

 

Explore Gondwana Rainforests

Explore the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area in our 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

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Werrikimbe National Park. Photo: John Spencer