Guy Fawkes River National Park

View north over the Guy Fawkes River gorge from Chaelundi Falls, Guy Fawkes River National Park (Image: Alan Petschack/Alan Petschack)

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No visitor centresNo public transportWheelchair facilitiesCampingCaravan sitesNo accommodationLookoutsPicnics and BBQsNo kiosks/cafesWalkingDogs and other domestic animals not permittedNo horse riding trailsNo cycling trailsCar touringNo 4WD touring routesCanoeingNo sailing and boatingFishingSwimmingNo areas recommended for snorkelling/divingAdventure recreation

Halfway between Armidale, Grafton and Dorrigo, Guy Fawkes River National Park is a rugged wilderness paradise that’s perfect for peaceful camping and hiking away from the crowds.

The park is popular with experienced bushwalkers who want to explore the Guy Fawkes River Valley, but there are lots of great activities to enjoy among the peaceful gorges and slow-flowing rivers.

Enjoy a picnic among the spring wildflowers alongside Ebor Falls, where you can watch the river tumbling from the plateau in two dramatic waterfalls. Be sure to pack your binoculars if you’re a birdwatcher, as among the many species you might spot are wedge-tailed eagles and glossy black cockatoos.

From Chaelundi campground, Escarpment walk will take you to Chaelundi Falls, with its great lookout down over the valley. From here, you can see Lucifers Thumb, a large rock that offers all those who sit on it incredible 180-degree views out over the gorge and Guy Fawkes River.

The park is a significant conservation site with amazing biodiversity. There are 24 threatened animal species you might encounter here, including the brush-tailed rock-wallabies that can often be seen in the park’s rocky areas.

View the Guy Fawkes River National Park and Chaelundi National Park brochure [PDF, 828 KB] for highlights, activities, camping information and an overview map. 

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