natural wonders

At the heart of a region renowned for its physical beauty, Lismore and Nimbin are on the doorstep of some of Australia’s most significant World Heritage listed reserves and spectacular National Parks offering easy access to walking trails, breathtaking lookouts and waterfalls that cascade into clear mountain pools. Surrounding the ancient Mt Warning (Wollumbin) volcano are the natural treasures of the Mt Warning, Border Ranges and Nightcap National Parks and the last eleven remnants of “The Big Scrub”, the vast rainforest that once blanketed much of the region.

Visitors can experience, first hand, Mother Nature’s wonders at the many idyllic camping and picnic spots scattered throughout the National Parks and reserves. A network of bushwalking trails throughout the parks offer everything from gentle ten minute strolls to two-day hiking adventures. World Heritage areas embody the diversity of the planet, and the achievements of its peoples. They are places of beauty and wonder; mystery and grandeur; memory and meaning. In short, they represent the best Earth has to offer!

Get off the beaten track and head for the hills to discover the real charms and natural wonders of the region. Enjoy!

border ranges national park

natural wonders

Border Ranges National Park is a large area of wilderness that protects untouched rainforest and unique plants and animals connected to the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana. There are spectacular views, tall forests, waterfalls, gorges and pristine rainforest walks. (more)

bundjalung national park

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If you enjoy holidaying on the water, you’ll love Bundjalung’s combination of river, beach and freshwater lagoons. This north coast park stretches north from Iluka to Evans Head with the Pacific Ocean as its eastern boundary. (more)

mebbin national park

natural wonders

“The last time we were here, we lay on our backs under a large eucalyptus tree listening to a pair of beautiful black cockatoos chattering in the branches above us.” Near Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads, Mebbin National Park is a paradise for nature-lovers. (more)

nightcap national park

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“Walking in the rainforests of Nightcap National Park is like entering a timeless landscape with it's dramatically ancient rainforests, magical waterways and spectacular views. The experience is simply unforgettable. (more)

wollumbin national park

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This ancient World Heritage-listed National Park is reminiscent of a time when rainforests covered much of Australia. The area is one of Australia’s biodiversity hotspots with abundant flora and fauna, including the rare and endangered Albert’s Lyrebird. (more)

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