Broadwater National Park

The isolated Edinburgh Castle is a distinctive feature of Toonumbar National Park. (Image: DECC)

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No visitor centresNo public transportNo wheelchair facilitiesNo campingNo caravan sitesNo accommodationLookoutsPicnics and BBQsNo kiosks/cafesWalkingDogs and other domestic animals not permittedNo horse riding trailsCycling trailsCar touringNo 4WD touring routesNo canoeing opportunitiesNo sailing and boatingFishingSwimmingNo areas recommended for snorkelling/divingNo adventure recreation opportunities

Broadwater National Park is a great place to visit with friends and family, especially if you enjoy birdwatching. The swamps and marshlands of Broadwater are home to many waders such as ibis, herons and brolgas. The rare jabiru, which is a large stork originally from the Americas, is occasionally sighted around Salty Lagoon.

There’s also a great diversity of animals in Broadwater so keep an eye out for swamp wallabies, red-necked wallabies, echidnas, bandicoots, bush rats, blossom bats and ringtail possums. Early mornings and early evenings are the times when you’re most likely to see these creatures when they’re feeding or hunting.

There are some short walking tracks in Broadwater that lead to beaches where you’ll be able to see examples of the large sand dunes and swale gullies that were formed between the ice ages some 60,000 years ago.

Broadwater National Park, near Byron Bay, is a great place to go whale watching during the annual whale migration which takes place from June to November. Find the perfect vantage point and plan your next coastal adventure on the Wild About Whales website.

Map: View a printable park map (PDF - 764KB) for an overview of access and facilities.

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