Wallarah National Park

Natural Attractions

Wallarah National Park, perfect for fishing, cycling, hiking, surfing and picnicking, is less than an hour’s drive from Newcastle and Gosford, yet completely remote.

While you’re hiking along rugged cliff tops on Coastal walking track, reeling in a big one from the rock platform at Pinny Beach or pedalling your mountain bike up Scenic trail, you’re a lot nearer to civilisation than you’d think. Wallarah National Park, east of Lake Macquarie and two kilometres from the town of Swansea, gives you a sense of a remote wilderness setting but with the convenience of nearby fish and chips when that big one gets away.

Wallarah is a great day trip from Newcastle, Gosford and Sydney. Stay for longer at nearby campgrounds Freemans and Frazer Beach, which are only 15 minutes drive away at Munmorah State Conservation Area. Or, spend a few days doing it all: whale watching (July to August), birdwatching, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, looking at spring wildflowers, and exploring Wallarah’s different types of forest.

Facilities

Cycling Nature & Wildlife Picnic Area Sports Swimming

Nearby Things to Do

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View over Redhead Beach

Redhead Beach

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Mayor Kay Fraser

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Alexanders picnic area, Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area. Photo: Susan Davis/NSW Government

Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area

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Dobell House

Dobell House

Wangi Wangi, Lake Macquarie

Leggy Point loop walking track, Glenrock State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer

Leggy Point Loop Walking Track

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