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 note:  NPWS and QPWS COVID-19 advisories checked/updated:12.50pm, April 8th, 2020.

NSW NPWS

Protecting the health and safety of our visitors and staff is the highest priority for the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). We are following the directives and advice of the Australian and NSW Government health officials.

In line with the current limits on public gatherings and advice to cancel or postpone non-essential travel, including trips within New South Wales, we are making the following changes until further notice in response to the COVID-19 emergency:

  • No camping is permitted in national parks from 26 March 2020, including wild and backcountry camping
  • Most visitor centres and historic sites are closed (exceptions are in place for permanent residents living within historic sites)
  • Some high-visitation areas (beaches, picnic facilities, popular lookouts, etc) are closed, and this will continue to change following assessments on a case-by-case basis.

National parks and reserves are special environmental, cultural and recreational places for the people of NSW and they will remain open to the community. Normal entry fees continue to apply where applicable. Visitors are encouraged to stay home, except for essential trips, and follow official restrictions and staff instructions when exercising in national parks near their homes.

Please check alerts for NSW national parks closures before planning your visit and follow temporary signage installed at closed locations. We remind our visitors that it is an offence under the law to disobey temporary closure signage or the direction of national parks officers.

QLD Parks Service (QPWS) COVID-19 advisories

As of 3 April 2020, the following places are closed until further notice:

  • all camping areas and camp sites in Queensland's national parks, forests and recreation areas
  • all barbecue facilities in all day-use and camping areas in Queensland's national parks, forests and recreation areas
  • specified high visitation sites (listed)
  • all Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) Visitor Centres and Wildlife Centres (listed).

Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, QPWS staff will monitor visitation rates for compliance with Health Directives and any identified high COVID-19 risks with the possibility of further changes to park closures as the situation continues to evolve. Please check this page and park alerts regularly for updates.

  See QLD Park alerts or follow Qld park alerts on Twitter for latest details.

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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 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 note:  NPWS and QPWS COVID-19 advisories checked/updated:12.50pm, April 8th, 2020.

NSW NPWS

Protecting the health and safety of our visitors and staff is the highest priority for the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). We are following the directives and advice of the Australian and NSW Government health officials.

In line with the current limits on public gatherings and advice to cancel or postpone non-essential travel, including trips within New South Wales, we are making the following changes until further notice in response to the COVID-19 emergency:

  • No camping is permitted in national parks from 26 March 2020, including wild and backcountry camping
  • Most visitor centres and historic sites are closed (exceptions are in place for permanent residents living within historic sites)
  • Some high-visitation areas (beaches, picnic facilities, popular lookouts, etc) are closed, and this will continue to change following assessments on a case-by-case basis.

National parks and reserves are special environmental, cultural and recreational places for the people of NSW and they will remain open to the community. Normal entry fees continue to apply where applicable. Visitors are encouraged to stay home, except for essential trips, and follow official restrictions and staff instructions when exercising in national parks near their homes.

Please check alerts for NSW national parks closures before planning your visit and follow temporary signage installed at closed locations. We remind our visitors that it is an offence under the law to disobey temporary closure signage or the direction of national parks officers.

QLD Parks Service (QPWS) COVID-19 advisories

As of 3 April 2020, the following places are closed until further notice:

  • all camping areas and camp sites in Queensland's national parks, forests and recreation areas
  • all barbecue facilities in all day-use and camping areas in Queensland's national parks, forests and recreation areas
  • specified high visitation sites (listed)
  • all Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) Visitor Centres and Wildlife Centres (listed).

Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, QPWS staff will monitor visitation rates for compliance with Health Directives and any identified high COVID-19 risks with the possibility of further changes to park closures as the situation continues to evolve. Please check this page and park alerts regularly for updates.

  See QLD Park alerts or follow Qld park alerts on Twitter for latest details.

Arakwal National Park
Lismore
(02) 6627 0200
Border Ranges National Park
Kyogle
(02) 6632 0000
Broadwater National Park
Lismore
(02) 6627 0200
Bundjalung National Park
Lismore
(02) 6627 0200
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads
(07) 5535 3032
Koreelah National Park
Kyogle
(02) 6632 0000
Lamington National Park - Binna Burra
via Beechmont
13 74 68
Lamington National Park - Green Mountains
via Canungra
(07) 5544 0634
Lennox Head Aboriginal Area
Lismore
(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
Lismore
(02) 6627 0200
Nightcap National Park
Lismore
(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
Wollumbin (Mount Warning) National Park
Murwillumbah
(02) 6670 8600

Nature Reserves and Wildlife Refuges

Webmaster note:  NPWS and QPWS COVID-19 advisories checked/updated:12.50pm, April 8th, 2020.

NSW NPWS

In line with the current limits on public gatherings and advice to cancel or postpone non-essential travel, including trips within New South Wales, we are making the following changes until further notice in response to the COVID-19 emergency:

  • No camping is permitted in national parks from 26 March 2020, including wild and backcountry camping
  • Most visitor centres and historic sites are closed (exceptions are in place for permanent residents living within historic sites)
  • Some high-visitation areas (beaches, picnic facilities, popular lookouts, etc) are closed, and this will continue to change following assessments on a case-by-case basis.

QLD Parks Service (QPWS) COVID-19 advisories

As of 3 April 2020, the following places are closed until further notice:

  • all camping areas and camp sites in Queensland's national parks, forests and recreation areas
  • all barbecue facilities in all day-use and camping areas in Queensland's national parks, forests and recreation areas
  • specified high visitation sites (listed)
  • all Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) Visitor Centres and Wildlife Centres (listed).

More details above.  Scroll to page top to read.

Broken Head Nature Reserve
Lismore
(02) 6627 0200
Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve
Lismore
(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
Lismore
(02) 6627 0200
Stotts Island Nature Reserve
NSW NPWS
(02) 6670 8600
Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve
Lismore
(02) 6627 0200
Tweed Bicentennial Environmental Park
Pottsville
(02) 6670 2400
Tyagarah Nature Reserve
Lismore
(02) 6627 0200
Ukerabagh Island Nature Reserve
NSW NPWS
(02) 6670 8600
Victoria Park Nature Reserve
Lismore
(02) 6627 0200
Whian Whian State Conservation Area
Lismore
(02) 6627 0200
Wilson Nature Reserve
Lismore
(02) 6627 0200
David Fleay Wildlife Park
West Burleigh Heads, QLD
(07) 5576 2411

State Forests and Flora Reserves

State Forestry Service of NSW North East Region
Coffs Harbour
(02) 6652 0111
Big Scrub Flora Reserve
Casino
(02) 6662 4499
Black Scrub Flora Reserve
Casino
(02) 6662 4499
Boogarem Falls Flora Reserve
Casino
(02) 6662 4499
Boomerang Falls Flora Reserve
Casino
(02) 6662 4499
Forty Spur Flora Reserve
Casino
(02) 6662 4499
Goonengerry State Forest
Casino
(02) 6662 4499
Ironbark Grove Flora Reserve
Casino
(02) 6662 4499
Minyon Falls Flora Reserve
Casino
(02) 6662 4499
Whian Whian State Conservation Area
Casino
(02) 6662 4499

Local Government Areas - Parks and Gardens

Ballina Shire Playgrounds and Parks  Updated
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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