Dooragan National Park - NSW

National Parks,Reserves 

Position

DEG: -31.65648739 152.7765809
DMS: 31º 39' 23.35" S 152º 46' 35.69" E
UTM: 56 J 6497617mN 478819mE
Altitude: 0m

Description

Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves

Location

285.42kms NorthEast of Sydney - Driving 362 km (3 hours 56 mins)
464.56kms South of Brisbane - Driving 578 km (6 hours 41 mins)
988.5kms NorthEast of Melbourne - Driving 1229 km (12 hours 17 mins)

Address & Contact

Dooragan National Park
Rainforest Loop
North Brother NSW 2443
Phone: 02 6588 5555
Email: seaacres@environment.nsw.gov.au
Web: www.npws.nsw.gov.au

Information

North Brother Mountain, at the heart of the park, is the resting place of Dooragan, the eldest of 3 brothers that in local Aboriginal legend died in this area.

The mountain supports a variety of coastal forests and rainforests, home for gliders, bats and koalas. Enjoy grand coastal views from the mountain summit, which is accessible by sealed road. There are three wheelchair-accessible lookouts, a picnic area and a short walking track through the rainforest.

A number of enjoyable walking tracks are on offer:

Rainforest Loop:
An easy 30 minute (0.5km) stroll through sub-tropical rainforest with excellent viewing opportunities.
Plant communities on this walk: Rainforests, Eucalypt forests
Other features: Lookouts

Top Track:
This 0.8km track winds slowly down the mountain through tall eucalypt forest and rocky outcrops, ending at the junction of the Captain Cook Bicentenary Road and the Laurieton Track. Allow one hour to walk this slightly more challenging track. You can then choose to return to the summit or continue along the Laurieton Track.
Plant communities on this walk: Eucalypt forests
Other features: Aboriginal/historic sites

Laurieton Track:
This more challenging 1.7 kms walk is 2 hours one way through tall eucalypt forest. It's very demanding with some quite steep sections. If you're a seasoned walker, you can walk to one end and then back to where you started. For a less strenuous walk, organise a vehicle at each end.
Plant communities on this walk: Eucalypt forests
Other features: Lookouts, Aboriginal/historic sites

Directions: From Port Macquarie take the Laurieton Road until you reach Laurieton, then take the Kew Road (towards the Pacific Highway) for 2.5 kilometres. Turn left into Captain Cook Bicentenary Road and follow it to the North Brother Mountain summit.

Road quality: paved

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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Port Macquarie Airport at 20/08:34am EST
Distance from Dooragan National Park 26.16km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
12.4°C4.3°C33%-3.4°C1017.6hPa0.0mmWSW30km/hr
16knots
48km/hr
26knots

Closest Climatic Station

Port Macquarie Airport Aws
Distance from Dooragan National Park 26.16km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C27.627.526.324.121.419.418.620.222.523.925.026.5
Mean Min. °C18.318.416.813.810.48.16.56.79.411.915.216.8
Mean Rain mm149.1172.6165.7151.4119.6147.973.562.163.576.1158.1104.8

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