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 ºC 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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Kinchega Woolshed Menindee

The vast size of this historic woolshed, built in 1875, provides some striking insights into NSW’s rural past. Photo: J.Spencer

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Mungo National Park

Explore World Heritage Mungo National Park, home of the famous Mungo Lady and Mungo Man, a place rich in Aboriginal history. Photo: D.Fuchs

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Brewarrina Aboriginal Fish Traps/Baiame's Ngunnhu

These Aboriginal fish traps are the largest and oldest known in Australia. Photo: B.Hanna

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Palace Hotel Broken Hill

Visit Mario's Palace Hotel, a film location from 'Priscilla - Queen of the Desert'. Photo: Destination NSW

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Mulgowan (Yappa) Aboriginal Art Site walking track

Mulgowan (Yappa) Aboriginal Art Site walking track offers Aboriginal rock art and birdwatching in Gundabooka National Park. Photo:D.Finnegan

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