Mummel Gulf is a secluded national park with a significant modern history offering attractions for daytrippers like birdwatching, car touring, horse riding, and allowing campers to retreat into nature.
In the 1990s, a group of anti-logging protesters turned their attention to an area near the small town of Walcha. Their vocal efforts led to the creation of Mummel Gulf National Park, protecting an astonishing array of plant and animal species. To visit Mummel Gulf is to visit an important site in the history of NSW national parks: it’s because of this place that NSW has many of its north-eastern reserves.
Visitors to Mummel Gulf will find ancient old-growth forests clinging to the edge of the Great Escarpment, which drops from 1,450 metres to 470 metres. Scenic views are punctuated by circling wedge-tailed eagles and fan-tailed cuckoos. Koalas doze in the eucalypts, and swamp wallabies forage in the undergrowth alongside wombats.
This park is for many types of travellers, from daytrippers looking to escape for a secluded barbecue, to campers searching for a place to settle down surrounded by nature.
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ActivitiesCycling Four Wheel Driving Horse Riding