Watagans National Park

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No visitor centresNo public transportWheelchair facilitiesCampingNo caravan sitesNo accommodationLookoutsPicnics and BBQsNo kiosks/cafesWalkingDogs and other domestic animals not permittedHorse ridingCycling trailsNo car touring4WD touring routesNo canoeing opportunitiesNo sailing and boatingNo fishingNo areas recommended for swimmingNo areas recommended for snorkelling/divingNo adventure recreation opportunities

Watagans National Park boasts some of the country’s finest rainforest scenery. Moss-covered walls and boulders, towering canopies of red cedar and Illawarra flame trees pepper the walking track to Gap Creek Falls. You can also expect extraordinary views down toward rainforest gullies at Monkey Face and Gap Creek lookouts.

The Watagan Mountains also house a rich cultural heritage; more than 40 Aboriginal sites highlight art and engraving techniques, and remnants from previous forestry operations showcase settlement history in the area.

Bangalow and Gap Creek campgrounds provide overnight comfort for those who wish to continue exploring; you can pitch a tent next to your car and take advantage of the free barbecue areas and picnic tables available to you.

Whether you arrive with a walking, cycling or 4WD tour in mind, remember to bring your sense of adventure as you’ll discover new things to do every time you visit.

Bushland near Monkey Face. (Image: Simone Cottrell/Evolving Images/DECCW)Near Monkey Face. (Image: Simone Cottrell/Evolving Images/DECCW)

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These maps give you a basic overview of features and facilities. They do not provide detailed information on topography and landscape, and may not be suitable for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.