Burrawan State Forest

Camping:No Walking track: Yes 4 wheel driving: No Designated cycling track: No Designated horse riding track: No Canoeing / Kayaking: No Swimming: No Fishing: No Accommodation: No Fireplace/BBQ: No Caravan site: No 2 wheel access: No Picnic area: Yes Toilets:Yes Wheelchair access: No Lookout: No Hunting: No

The Old Bottlebutt

Burrawan State Forest is on Bago Road near Wauchope and includes the tourism award-winning visitor attraction "Old Bottlebutt".

Travelling from the south, take the Bago Road exit off the Pacific Highway and look for the right hand turn into Internal Break Road, then follow the signs.

From the north and Port Macquarie, travel to Wauchope and head south on the Bago Road for 10km, turn left onto Internal Break Road and follow the signs.

Visitor Facilities

Old Bottlebutt

The Old Bottlebutt (Corymbia gummifera) is the largest Red Bloodwood tree in the southern hemisphere. The spectacular tree has significant natural heritage value with an estimated age of more than 200 years old. It is one of the largest and most unusual trees of its species, with a recorded girth of more than 16 metres just above its base. The gold winner for best new tourism development at the 2014 NSW Tourism Awards and the 2014 North Coast Tourism Awards, Old Bottlebutt is accessible via the Old Bottlebutt Walking Track and is a must-see if you're visiting the NSW mid north coast.

Old Bottlebutt Burrawan State ForestNorth Coast Tourism Awards 2014 finalist    NSW Tourism Awards 2014 gold winner

Old Bottlebutt Walking Track

Walking tracks:Yes       

The Old Bottlebutt Walking Track meanders through an area of remnant rainforest in a 600m loop, taking in footbridges and creek crossings. This walk includes the viewing area for the Old Bottlebutt, an amazing and huge Red Bloodwood in all its spectacular glory. A hardwood timber viewing deck with seating provides a wonderfully relaxing way to enjoy Old Bottlebutt and the surrounding forest. Interpretive signage provides visitors with more informationn on the unique and varied flora and fauna of the site. 

Palm stand, Burrawan State Forest 

Burrawan Picnic Area

Picnic facilities:Yes Toilets area:Yes      

Located at the start of the Old Bottlebutt Walking Track, this spot incorporates a large sheltered area and picnic table for visitors. It's a great place to relax and enjoy refreshments before heading off on the track to Old Bottlebutt. Carparking and toilets are also available.

Page last updated/reviewed:06 Sep 2016