Itineraries & trails

Experience trails

National Parks & State Forests Nature Trail

The great outdoors is calling you!

Take some time for yourself or with family and friends on your next short break or holiday and get back to nature! What better way to truly unwind than a quiet bush walk in ancient forests, along rocky escarpments with views for miles, across endless sand dunes on the coast or into the lush, cool hinterland of northern NSW.

There are so many National Parks across The Legendary Pacific Coast waiting for you to discover and State Forests that offer free camping and beautiful picnic spots.  Take a leisurely walk, hearty climb or visit cultural and heritage sites within our amazing, ancient natural landscapes.

Pack a picnic lunch, take a scenic drive through a National Park to a stunning lookout, enjoy a nature stroll, camp for a few nights with the family or stay in a National Parks cottage. From the fresh hinterland parks to the salty coast where you can enjoy swimming, surfing and canoeing, our National Parks provide the perfect nature escape.

Please take only memories, leave only footprints and help preserve our Parks for future generations to enjoy and discover.

From the Central Coast north of Sydney to the Tweed south of the QLD border, here are some of the legendary National Parks and State Forests along Australia's top touring drive.

Trail highlights

Bouddi National ParkBrisbane Water National ParkDharug National ParkStrickland State ForestPopran National ParkWyrrabalong National ParkMunmorah State Conservation AreaOlney State ForestWatagans National ParkHeaton State ForestWallarah National ParkLake Macquarie State Conservation AreaGlenrock State Conservation AreaHunter Wetlands National ParkBlue Gum Hills Regional ParkWorimi National Park (Stockton Sand Dunes)Tomaree National ParkMyall Lakes National ParkWang Wauk State ForestBooti Booti National ParkWallingat National ParkChichester State ForestBarrington Tops State ForestBarrington Tops National ParkBarrington Outdoor Adventure CentreSaltwater National ParkWingham Brush Nature ReserveTapin Tops National ParkCrowdy Bay National ParkCoopernook State ForestDooragan National ParkKerewong State ForestBurrawan State ForestSea Acres Rainforest CentreBellangry State ForestMount Boss State ForestGoolawah National ParkLimeburners Creek National ParkHat Head National ParkArakoon National ParkTrial Bay Gaol, South West RocksYarriabini National ParkNew England National ParkDorrigo National Park and Rainforest CentreNymboi-Binderay National ParkBongil Bongil National ParkMuttonbird Island Nature ReserveCoffs Coast Regional ParkOrara East State ForestYuraygir National ParkIluka Nature ReserveBundjalung National ParkNightcap National ParkBroken Head Nature ReserveArakwal National ParkBorder Ranges National ParkCape Byron Lighthouse MuseumGreen Cauldron ToursWhian Whian State Conservation AreaBrunswick Heads Nature ReserveMebbin National ParkWollumbin National ParkMount WarningTweed Heads Historial Site