Overview

One of the most biologically diverse regions of NSW, the North Coast is home to much of the state’s rare and threatened plants and animals – and features the tallest lighthouse in NSW, the Smoky Cape Lighthouse. 


North Coast region map

Featured threatened species

Common name
Australian fritillary

Scientific name
Argynnis hyperbius inconstans

Status in NSW
Endangered

The Australian fritillary is restricted to south-east Queensland and north-east NSW in open swampy coastal areas where the larval food plant Arrowhead violet (Viola betonicifolia) occurs.

Learn how you can help find the Australian fritillary.


Climate change

Mean temperatures are projected to rise by 2.0 ÂșC by 2070. There are slightly greater increases in summer, autumn and spring. All models show there are no declines in mean temperatures across the North Coast.


THINGS TO DO & SEE

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Munmorah State Conservation Area

Pristine beaches and grand views are just a taste of what is on offer at Munmorah State Conservation Area. Photo: J.Spencer

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Bouddi National Park

You'll find several great walks, as well as opportunities for camping and swimming in Bouddi National Park near Gosford. Photo: J.Yurasek

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Mt Penang Parklands

Explore the cascading waterways and unique water features, gardens and cafe. Photo: R.K.Russell

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Great North walk

Find the Wondabyne to Patonga part of the iconic Great North walk in Brisbane Water National Park. Photo: J.Spencer

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The Entrance Ocean Pools

Dating from 1938, what was a simple rock pool has grown into an Olympic-size swimming pool. Photo: S.Watters

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HMAS Parramatta shipwreck and memorials

Shipwreck site of the World War One warship HMAS Parramatta. Photo: T.Smith

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