Big Volcano® (Wollumbin) Visitor Guide

The national parks, state forests and natural and scenic tourist attractions of the Byron Bay, Tweed Valley,
Gold Coast Hinterland region of New South Wales and Queensland, Australia.

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Webmaster: COVID-19 and other Advisories on this page checked/updated: 3pm, 3rd January, 2022.

Some Northern Rivers region local closures include full park closures (Wollumbin NP), due to COVID-19 restrictions, or part closures due to flood or bushfire damage, or for upgrades to camp grounds, facilities, walking tracks etc.  Please check all alerts list for the full list of NSW national parks closures before planning your visit.

12 park alerts are current for Gold Coast parks.


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David Fleay Wildlife Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park

Open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm seven days a week.  Visit a wildlife park with a difference! Nestled in secluded bushland in the heart of Queensland's Gold Coast, come and view animals in surroundings similar to their natural habitat and enjoy daily ranger-guided wildlife shows. Family ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children) - $54.90, Adults $21.50, Concession $14.25

Locality
West Burleigh Heads

Telephone:
(07) 5576 2411
Lismore Rainforest Botanic Garden map

Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens

Open 8am-4pm Weekdays, 9am-4pm weekends and public holidays, there are more than 490 species planted.  Look for the Koalas that visit the Eucalypt stand on the edge of the gardens.  Self guided walk brochures are availalble onsite, and guided tours by arrangement.  Some walking tracks are sealed and wheelchair friendly.

Locality
Lismore

Telephone:
(02) 6689 5261

National Parks Headquarters

NSW Department of Environment  & Heritage - NPWS
Sydney
(02) 9995 5000
NSW NPWS - Book camp sites
National Parks Contact Centre
1300 072 757
NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service - Lismore/Alstonville Office
Alstonville
(02) 6627 0200
NSW NPWS - Byron Bay Office
Byron Bay
(02) 6620 9300
NSW NPWS - Kyogle  Office
Kyogle
(02) 6632 0000
NSW NPWS - Tweed Area Office
Murwillumbah
(02) 6670 8600
QPWS Regional Office - South East
The Gap
(07) 3512 2300
QPWS - National parks, marine parks and forests, camping bookings
QLD
13 74 68

Marine Parks and Aquatic Reserves

NB: Editor note; the island/s within an aquatic reserve are almost always Nature Reserves.
Cape Byron Marine Park
NSW Marine Parks Authority
(02) 6620 9300
Cook Island Aquatic Reserve
NSW
(02) 6670 8600
Julian Rocks Marine Reserve
Byron Bay
(02) 6620 9300
Moreton Bay Marine Park - QLD Dept. NPRSR
SE QLD
13 74 68

National Parks

Webmaster: Advisories on this page checked/updated: 4pm, 1st June, 2022.

Some Northern Rivers region local closures include full park closures (Wollumbin NP), or part closures due to flood or bushfire damage, or for upgrades to camp grounds, facilities, walking tracks etc.  Please check all alerts list for the full list of NSW national parks closures before planning your visit.

Please also check any park alerts current for Gold Coast and Scenic Rim parks.


Arakwal National Park
Alstonville
(02) 6627 0200
Border Ranges National Park
Kyogle
(02) 6632 0000
Broadwater National Park
Alstonville
(02) 6627 0200
Bundjalung National Park
Alstonville
(02) 6627 0200
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads
(07) 5535 3032
Koreelah National Park
Kyogle
(02) 6632 0000
Goonengerry Natonal Park New
North Coast (Cape Byron Information Centre)
(02) 6639 8300
Lamington National Park - Binna Burra
via Beechmont
13 74 68
Lamington National Park - Green Mountains
via Canungra
(07) 5544 0634
Lennox Head Aboriginal Area
Alstonville
(02) 6627 0200
Mallanganee National Park
Kyogle
(02) 6632 0000
Mebbin National Park
Murwillumbah
(02) 6670 8600
Mooball National Park
Murwillumbah
(02) 6670 8600
Mount Barney National Park
The Gap
(07) 3512 2300
Mount Jerusalem National Park
Alstonville
(02) 6627 0200
Nightcap National Park
Alstonville
(02) 6627 0200
Richmond Range National Park
Kyogle
(02) 6632 0000
Springbrook National Park
Springbrook
13 13 04
Tamborine Mountain National Park
Mount Tamborine
(07) 5545 1171
Tooloom Falls Aboriginal Place Tooloom National Park
Community Operations Branch
(02) 6659 8294
Tooloom National Park
Kyogle
(02) 6632 0000
Toonumbar National Park
Kyogle
(02) 6632 0000
Tweed Heads Historic Site (Minjungbul)
Murwillumbah
(02) 6670 8600
Whian Whian State Conservation Area
Alstonville
(02) 6627 0200  Updated
Wollumbin (Mount Warning) National Park
Murwillumbah
(02) 6670 8600

Nature Reserves and Wildlife Refuges

Webmaster: Advisories on this page checked/updated: 4pm, 1st June, 2022.

Some Northern Rivers region local closures include full park closures (Wollumbin NP), or part closures due to flood or bushfire damage, or for upgrades to camp grounds, facilities, walking tracks etc.  Please check all alerts list for the full list of NSW national parks closures before planning your visit.

Please also check any park alerts current for Gold Coast and Scenic Rim parks.


Billinudgel Nature Reserve New
Murwillumbah
(02) 6670 8600
Broken Head Nature Reserve
Alstonville
(02) 6627 0200
Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve
Alstonville
(02) 6627 0200
Cape Byron State Conservation Area
Byron Bay
(02) 6620 9300
Cook Island Nature Reserve
NSW NPWS
(02) 6670 8600
Cudgen Nature Reserve
Murwillumbah
(02) 6670 8600
Iluka Nature Reserve
Grafton
(02) 6642 0613
Julian Rocks Nature Reserve
Byron Bay
(02) 6620 9300
Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens Inc
Tintenbar
(02) 6687 8199
Moore Park Nature Reserve
Kyogle
(02) 6632 0000
Richmond River Nature Reserve
Alstonville
(02) 6627 0200
Stotts Island Nature Reserve
NSW NPWS
(02) 6670 8600
Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve
Alstonville
(02) 6627 0200
Tweed Bicentennial Environmental Park
Pottsville
(02) 6670 2400
Tyagarah Nature Reserve
Alstonville
(02) 6627 0200
Ukerabagh Island Nature Reserve
NSW NPWS
(02) 6670 8600
Victoria Park Nature Reserve
Alstonville
(02) 6627 0200
Wilson Nature Reserve
Alstonville
(02) 6627 0200
David Fleay Wildlife Park
West Burleigh Heads, QLD
(07) 5576 2411

State Forests

State Forestry Service of NSW HQ  Updated
West Pennant Hills
1300 655 687 Visiting State forests enquiries
Beaury State Forest - Tooloom Forest Drive. New
Grafton
(02) 6644 7001
Ellangowan State Forest - Braemar roadside rest area. New
Grafton
(02) 6644 7001
Girard State Forest - Crooked Creek Picnic area. New
Grafton
(02) 6644 7001

Local Government Areas - Parks and Gardens

Ballina Shire Playgrounds and Parks
search by map and and locality
Ballina Shire
-
Byron Shire Council -
Playgrounds and picnic areas web page with facilities and photos
Byron Shire
(02) 6626 7000
Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens
Lismore
(02) 6689 5261
Scenic Rim Regional Council
web page with locations and facilities
Scenic Rim Council Parks
(07) 5540 5111
Tweed Shire Council
Parks, Gardens and Reserves  Search on locality and facilities, with details and photos.
Tweed Shire
(02) 6670 2400

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