Wallarah National Park

Wallarah National Park, perfect for fishing, cycling, hiking, surfing and picnicking, is less than an hour’s drive from Newcastle and Gosford, yet completely remote.

While you’re hiking along rugged cliff tops on Coastal walking track, reeling in a big one from the rock platform at Pinny Beach or pedalling your mountain bike up Scenic trail, you’re a lot nearer to civilisation than you’d think. Wallarah National Park, east of Lake Macquarie and two kilometres from the town of Swansea, gives you a sense of a remote wilderness setting but with the convenience of nearby fish and chips when that big one gets away.

Wallarah is a great day trip from Newcastle, Gosford and Sydney. Stay for longer at nearby campgrounds Freemans and Frazer Beach, which are only 15 minutes drive away at Munmorah State Conservation Area. Or, spend a few days doing it all: whale watching (July to August), birdwatching, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, looking at spring wildflowers, and exploring Wallarah’s different types of forest.

Nearby events

  1. NSW Surf Life Saving Championships

    Event dates to be confirmed: February 2019 , Swansea

    The NSW Surf Life Saving Championships will be hosted by Swansea Belmont Surf Life Saving Club. The State's premier surf event attracts tens of thousands of people to the Hunter region, with more than 7,000 competitors from all over NSW…

  2. Raffertys Coastal Trail Run

    Saturday 13 July 2019 , Swansea

    A 12 kilometre, 22 kilometre and 36 kilometre trail run hosted from Raffertys Resort, the course takes in the sites of beautiful Lake Macquarie and the stunning coastline of historic Catherine Hill Bay and the Munmorah State Conservation…

    13 Jul
  3. Raffertys Coastal Run

    Saturday 13 July 2019 , Swansea

    If trail running is your passion and you are looking for a family friendly event offering trails with beautiful coastal views and a variety of terrain, you’ve come to the right place. You will find all this plus more at Raffertys Coastal…

    13 Jul