Chaelundi National Park

Natural Attractions

North-west of Dorrigo, Chaelundi National Park has the largest old-growth forest in northern NSW, with fun places to go biking, swimming, picnicking and camping.

You’d be forgiven for thinking the ‘great outdoors’ actually meant the rugged landscape of Chaelundi National Park.

Bike and walking trails zigzag across spectacular views to the river. Crisp, fresh scents soak the air as you approach sparkling waterfalls and creeks. In the afternoon, a spacious camping area provides the perfect spot for a sausage sizzle by the pretty riverbank.

You’re never really alone either – the forest echoes with wildlife curious enough to join your exploration of deep gullies and old forests that scratch their way through the terrain; frogs, rock wallabies, owls and koalas all add to this diverse forest experience.

The park includes important uses by past communities; scattered artefacts map the ridgelines as traditional travelling routes of local Aboriginal people. Evidence also remains of the bygones of gold and timber industries.

Facilities

Adventure Canoeing/Kayaking Cycling Four Wheel Driving Nature & Wildlife Picnic Area Sports Swimming

Nearby Things to Do

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Glenreagh Memorial Museum

Glenreagh Memorial Museum

Glenreagh, Clarence Valley

Woolpack Rocks

Woolpack Rocks

Ebor, Guyra

Urumbilum River, Bindarri National Park. Photo: Shane Ruming

Plateau Circuit Loop Trail

Ulong, Coffs Harbour

Old Glen Innes Road and the Historic Tunnel Grafton

Old Glen Innes Road and the Historic Tunnel Grafton

Grafton, Clarence Valley

Casuarina Falls circuit, Dorrigo National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary

Casuarina Falls Circuit

Never Never, Bellingen

canoe the Nymboida

Nymboida River

Nymboida, Clarence Valley