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INTRODUCTION:

The Bundjalung National Park is located off the Pacific Highway between Grafton and Ballina on the NSW north coast. It protects an area coastline of some 30km in length, including areas of rainforest and wetlands. In total it protects an area of some 4 000 hectares, including past Bundjalung Aboriginal occupational sites.

Access to the national park is via Evans Head and Bundjalung Road to reach Gumma Garra Picnic Area in the north, the Pacific Highway and Gap Road to reach Black Rocks, or by the Iluka Road to reach the area surrounding Woody Head.

There is a park use fee of $6.00 per vehicle per day (2002).

 

CAMPING:

Camping within Bundjalung National Park attracts camping fees. The fees are $3.00 per adult per day and $2.00 per child per day (2002).

There are also a number of cabins available for hire and further information can be gained by contacting NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

 

Black Rocks Camping Area:

Black Rocks facilities include gas BBQs, tables and toilets. The camping area is accessed via the Gap Road off the Pacific Highway.

 

Woody Head Camping Area:

Woody Head has powered amenities and a kiosk. Bookings are essential for the Woody Head Camping Area and can be made up to 12 months in advance.

 

WALKING:

Gumma Garra Picnic Area:

The Gumma Garra Picnic Area is for day use only. Facilities at the picnic area include tables, BBQs and toilets.

A short walk leads to evidence of past Aboriginal occupation, with a shell midden still extant. The walk includes views of the creeks, islands and rainforest.

 

Jerusalem Creek Walk:

The Jerusalem Creek Walk is an easy 8km return walk (2-3 hours) along Jerusalem Creek.

 

World Heritage Coastal Rainforest Walk:

This walk begins at the Iluka Bluff Picnic Area and ends near the Clarence Heads Caravan Park. It's a 2.5 km walk.

 

PHOTOS:

The following link is to photos of Bundjalung National Park.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinmatthews/sets/72157616408255475/

 

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