Northern NSW is a biodiversity hotspot. Off the coast, in the Solitary Island Marine Park you will find whales, dolphins, turtles and more. On the waterways, beaches and skies, look out for ospreys, sea eagles, kites, terns, muttonbirds and many more shore and waterbirds. The forests and heathlands are also alive with birdlife. There are wallabies, kangaroos on the headlands, echidnas, snakes (lots!), land mullets – walk quietly and keep a lookout. No shortage of spiders or insects either!

Trails

A creek circuit through diverse ecosystems, with an arboretum, cemetery, koalas and flying foxes
A challenging multi day walk in the New England wilderness, following the Bellinger River
A favourite walk with locals and visitors! Views, heritage, and friendly kangaroos.
A pleasant stroll through forest with views over the Macleay Gorges on Cassinia Walking track
Teal lagoon, mangroves, salt marsh and birdlife on a rehabilitated dairy farm at Boyters Lane
Rock hop your way down Kings Plains Creek to the dramatic falls (best after rain)
Walk from Grassy Head, alongside the Macleay Arm to Stuarts Point, across the footbridge and return on beach to Grassy Head
Green Gully Track is a four day hut to hut walk in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, with a day spent walking in the Green Gully creek