Murwillumbah national parks and parks

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    SEE SOME AMAZING VIEWS AT BORDER RANGES NATIONAL PARK: Photo - Hamilton Lund, courtesy Destination New South Wales
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    WITNESS SOME OF THE STUNNING WATERFALLS IN NIGHTCAP NATIONAL PARK: Photo - Hamilton Lund, courtesy Destination New South Wales
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    HEAD TO THE SUMMIT OF MOUNT WARNING IN WOLLUMBIN NATIONAL PARK TO SEE SOME SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF THE REGION: Photo - Mike Newling, courtesy Destination New South Wales
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    SEEK OUT AN ADRENALINE RUSH AND DO SOME ABSEILING IN LAMINGTON NATIONAL PARK: Photo - Peter Lik, courtesy Tourism Queensland
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    SPRINGBROOK NATIONAL PARK IS RENOWNED FOR ITS STUNNING SCENERY AND AMAZING VIEWS: Photo - Murray Waite & Assoc, courtesy Tourism Queensland
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Wollumbin National Park

This park protects the mountain summit of Wollumbin-Mount Warning, an iconic landmark of the Northern Rivers region. The mountain is the remnant central vent of an ancient volcano, and has a dual name. Captain Cook named it Mount Warning, but to the Aboriginal community it is a sacred place known as Wollumbin. Wollumbin National Park includes the former Mount Warning National Park (the two parks were combined in August 2009).

Activities

The park is an excellent place for bushwalking (hiking).

Camping

There are no camping in the park.

Location

12km south-west of Murwillumbah.

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Border Ranges National Park

A park within the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area on the rim of a vast, ancient volcano. Pinnacle Lookout offers views of Mt Warning, the escarpment and all the way to the coast. The park is a haven to native fauna such as Alberts lyrebird and the pouched frog. It is co-managed under an Indigenous Land Use Agreement with the Githabul people.

Activities

The park is a great place for bushwalking (hiking) with some nice lookouts. It is also good for swimming, mountain biking, car touring and limited abseiling.

Camping

There are two camping grounds in the park.

Location

40 km from Murwillumbah.


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Nightcap National Park

The lush Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage-listed rainforest of Nightcap National Park was preserved by a determined group of conservationists in the 1980s. The Mount Nardi and Minyon Falls areas are easily reached by car and offer breathtaking views.

Activities

The park is a great place for bushwalking (hiking) and has some nice lookouts. It is also good for cycling.

Camping

You can camp at Rummery Park, in nearby Whian Whian State Conservation Area.

Location

Approximately 60 km from Murwillumbah.

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Lamington National Park

Declared in 1915, Lamington National Park covers 20,590 hectares and boasts extensive walking tracks along the McPherson Range, which allow visitors to explore the area's forests, creeks and waterfalls. Dramatic lookouts afford views over the Gold Coast, south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Lamington is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, which includes the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world, most of the world's warm temperate rainforest and nearly all of the Antarctic beech (Nothofagus moorei) cool temperate rainforest.

Activities

The park is a great place for bushwalking (hiking).

Camping

There is one campground in the park.

Location

Approximately 26 km from Murwillumbah.


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Springbrook National Park

Dominating the Gold Coast's western skyline, Springbrook's cool forests and mountain streams offer views of impressive landscapes, and walks among subtropical and temperate rainforest, open eucalypt forest and montane heath. Spectacular waterfalls, cascades and tumbling creeks are dominant features in this World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia park.

Springbrook National Park covers 6197 hectares and is in four sections; Springbrook plateau, Mount Cougal to the east and Natural Bridge and Numinbah to the west. The plateau has many lookouts with fabulous views while Mount Cougal offers an insight into the area's logging history. Visit Natural Bridge by day to see a unique waterfall or after dark to discover the park's amazing glow-worms or picnic on the shaded banks of the Nerang River in Numinbah's picnic area.

Activities

The park is a great place for bushwalking (hiking) with some excellent lookouts.

Camping

There is one campground in the park.

Location

Approximately 60 km from Murwillumbah.


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