Big Nellie is one of the main attractions of Coorabakh National Park. It’s an imposing rock plug that soars more than 500m above sea level, reminding visitors of an earlier time when the Australian landscape was still...
Ellenborough Falls, northwest of Taree, is one of the longest single-drop waterfalls in the Southern Hemisphere. Admire the spectacular waterfall from a viewing platform, or venture down a timbered walkway to the bottom of the falls for more beautiful views.
Explore wonderful national parks
Manning Valley and the Great Lakes are home to magnificent national parks with diverse ecosystems, from subtropical rainforest to coastal lakes and gorgeous beaches. You can spot kangaroos, dolphins, whales and colourful birds among the wildlife in the parks.
Myall Lakes National Park offers access to long stretches of sandy beaches and coastal lakes, perfect for fishing, boating, swimming and surfing. Crowdy Bay National Park affords impressive ocean and mountain views. Set out on a hike through ancient rainforest in Booti Booti National Park and enjoy a picnic lunch at one of many picturesque spots along the way.
Enjoy camping in national parks, too. Between a lake and the sea and next to Forster, Booti Booti is derived from a local Aboriginal word meaning ‘plenty of honey’. The Ruins campground in the national park has barbecues, toilets and showers. The beachside Diamond Head campground in Crowdy Bay National Park has similar amenities.