Natural beauty abounds in Mid North NSW. We are blessed with an array of National Parks for you to explore and Beaches to relax and play. We have assembled some of our top picks here. If you discover a hidden gem let us know!
Kattang Nature Reserve
Accessed through Laurieton and across the Dunbogan bridge. The main feature is the majestic Perpendicular Point with its spectacular vertical cliffs plummeting 40 metres to the sea below. Kattang Nature Reserve is a spectacular location on the mid-north coast, just waiting to be explored. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the majestic Perpendicular Point stands tall with 40 m vertical cliffs plummeting to the sea below. The outstanding coastal views from the lookout make a perfect backdrop for a great photograph. Wander along easy walking tracks while taking in magnificent views, and admire the vibrant colours of spring wildflowers which attract the large variety of birdlife. Enjoy picnicking with a view as you indulge in whale watching, and try spotting dolphins in the sparkling waters below.
Crowdy Bay National Park
Heading south through Camden Haven and past the Dunbogan turn off, you'll find Crowdy Bay's long sweeping beaches, dramatic headland, extensive wetlands, rainforest pockets and untouched coastal land featuring beautiful wildflower displays. There are camping areas around Diamond Head and several day use areas along the coast.
How to get there: take Ocean Drive South towards Laurieton, drive through Laurieton, cross the bridge towards Dunbogan, keep right towards Diamond Head and follow the signs. Please note after a while the road becomes a gravel road.
Burrawan State Forest
Located just 10 kilometres south of Wauchope you will find the world's largest Red Bloodwood tree in the southern hemisphere! The spectacular tree has a significant natural heritage value with an estimated age of more than 200 years. Tourism award-winning 'Old Bottlebutt' is unique in shape with its flared 'butt' with a girth of more than 16 metres. At 51 metres, this magnificent tree is the main feature on a beautiful 600 metre loop walking track that starts and ends at the Burrawan picnic area. From Wauchope travel south of Bago Road 10 kilometres, then turn left onto Internal Break Road and follow the signs. Open 24 hours, 7 days including public holidays.
A must see if you are visiting the NSW Mid North Coast.
Dooragan National Park
Dooragan National Park situated west of Laurieton, features excellent trails and walks suiting all levels of fitness, area for picnics, and even hang gliding. The scenic views from iconic North Brother summit are breathtaking. Easy accessibility makes it a fantastic destination. It is a perfect place to relax and unwind, while you enjoying the view over a casual picnic and watching the passing parade of wildlife. A must see!!