Like the sound of an afternoon surrounded by wetlands, native plants and more birds than you can count? Head to the birdwatching platform at Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve in Guyra. This wooden...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/mother-of-ducks-lagoon-nature-reserve/mother-of-ducks-lagoon-nature-reserve-birdwatching-platform/birdwatching
Follow the Waterfall Way to several spectacular national parks including Dorrigo, New England, Oxley and Cathedral Rock. In Dorrigo National Park you'll find many of the drive's best waterfalls - Ebor Falls, Mihi Falls and Dangar Falls.
Scenic drive from Coffs Harbour to Armidale
The Waterfall Way is a scenic drive from Coffs Harbour on the NSW North Coast through the beautiful tablelands of the New England region. The 191 km touring route winds inland from the Pacific Highway, through Bellingen, up to Dorrigo and further to Armidale. The spectacular landscape changes from national parks to lush countryside, rainforest and wide, open plains.
Along the way are plenty of natural attractions to enjoy. Dorrigo National Park has a series of elevated boardwalks that allow you to see the beauty and wildlife of a subtropical rainforest. Spectacular waterfalls tumble from cliff tops in the tablelands at various high spots - Dorrigo, Ebor and Wollomombi. Armidale, Dorrigo, Bellingen and Coffs Harbour offer a good rage of accommodation, outdoor cafes, shopping and local produce at markets and roadside stalls.
Avoid driving tired and reach your destination.
When driving, always consider how tired you are – fatigue is one of the top three contributors to Australia’s road toll.
Ensure you have had enough sleep before your trip and share the driving wherever possible. When driving on Australian roads take advantage of the many ‘rest areas’ available, regardless of whether it’s a long-distance or short-distance trip.
Easily locate rest areas and plan your rest breaks for your next journey by visiting www.rms.nsw.gov.au
If you enjoy some hands-on history, then try a visit to Youdales Hut and Stockyards historic site. You'll be transported to an era when early graziers and farm hands tried to tame this wild and rugged...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/oxley-wild-rivers-national-park/youdales-hut-and-stockyards-historic-site/historic-site
0.6km (one way) - 0.5 hour
Explore the diversity of the rainforest on an easy walk along Box Ridge walking track. The 1.2km return journey is mostly flat and suitable for the whole family. Te...
Boambee Beach extends from Corambirra Point (near the Deep Sea Fishing Club) to Boambee Creek (north of Sawtell). The beach is not patrolled though popular with fishermen, horse trainers, joggers, jet...
Situated in Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, the award-winning Canopy Cafe brings fresh local ingredients and environmental consciousness to dining in the national park.
Whether you're looking for ...
Located on the beautiful Boambee Creek at Sawtell, this picturesque reserve is the ideal destination for families, groups and anyone seeking a tranquil setting to relax. Enjoy the safe swimming, sandy...
3km (one way) - 3 hour - Easy difficulty
What could be more relaxing than a day paddling, kayaking or canoeing in Moonee Creek? This estuary is part of Solitary Islands Marine Park which was ...