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Whian Whian State Conservation Area

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In Whian Whian State Conservation Area, north of Lismore, you’ll find cycling, hiking and horse riding trails, as well as waterfalls and creeks for swimming and fishing.

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Just to the north of Lismore, Whian Whian State Conservation Area was formed to protect an area that surrounds Nightcap National Park. This charming area and its surrounds are chock-full of fantastic, fun things to do outdoors.

It’s a great spot from which to enjoy some of the day walks in the area, take a picnic, or go on a mountain bike ride. For longer adventures, you can base yourself at the tranquil forest setting at Rummery Park campground. This small but well-equipped campground is popular with overnight bushwalkers undertaking the Historic Nightcap track from Mount Nardi, some 18km to the west.

There are plenty of trails in Whian Whian and Nightcap, where you can hike, cycle, or even horse ride among the ancient towering kauri, bunya and hoop pines. Native Australian animals such as goannas, kookaburras and brushtail possums will accompany your adventures, as well as threatened species such as the spotted-tailed quoll, koalas and Albert’s lyrebird.

Highlights in this park

  • View of Telephone Road passing through dense rainforest. Photo: Liz Dargin/OEH

    Whian Whian mountain biking trails

    Suitable for bushwalkers, cyclists and horseriders, Whian Whian mountain biking trails near Byron Bay offer stunning views of waterfalls and rainfores...

  • 2 visitors walking along Historic Nightcap walking track surrounded by World Heritage-listed rainforest. Credit: John Spencer © DPE

    Historic Nightcap walking track

    Historic Nightcap walking track leads through World Heritage-listed rainforest, offering scenic views across Nightcap National Park and Whian Whian St...

  • Rummery Park Camping Area, Whian Whian State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer © OEH

    Rummery Park campground

    Base yourself at Rummery Park campground to enjoy the many walking, biking and horse riding trails in Whian Whian State Conservation area and Nightcap...

  • Boggy Creek Walk, Whian Whian State Conservation Area. Photo: OEH/Matthew Graham

    Boggy Creek walk

    Boggy Creek walk in Whian Whian State Conservation Area takes you through blackbutt forest and along the beautiful Boggy Creek to Minyon Falls. You ca...


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