Hiking and bushwalking

There are many interesting and challenging walking and hiking trails incorporating magnificent scenery and natural features in State forests in NSW.

Distances range from a few hundred metres to several hundred kilometres with varying degrees of difficulty. Many popular walks such as the Great North Walk from Sydney to Newcastle and the Six Foot Track in the Blue Mountains administered by the Land & Property Management Authority (www.lpma.nsw.gov.au) pass through State forests.

Before you go

Take a look at important information when visiting state forests for tips on safety and sustainable recreation.

Plan your trip carefully, never walk alone and ensure someone knows your whereabouts.

Remember, permits are required from Forestry Corporation for commercial activities and most organised events in State forests.

Hiking

Where can I go hiking and bushwalking?

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

Includes: Deltaforce Paintball
Camping:No Walking track: Yes 4 wheel driving: Yes 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: Yes Picnic area: No Toilets:No Wheelchair access: No Lookout: No Hunting: Yes

Includes: Twelve Sixty Flora Reserve
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:No Wheelchair access: No Lookout: No Hunting: No

Includes: Paddy's River Dam; Blowering Dam Foreshore; Sugar Pine Walk; Hume and Hovell Walking track; Pilot Hill Arboretum; Paling Yards
Camping:Yes Walking track: Yes 4 wheel driving: Yes Designated cycling track: Yes Designated horse riding track: Yes Canoeing / Kayaking: Yes Swimming: No Fishing: Yes Accommodation: No Fireplace/BBQ: Yes Caravan site: No 2 wheel access: Yes Picnic area: Yes Toilets:Yes Wheelchair access: Yes Lookout: No Hunting: Yes

Includes: Bodalla Forest Park; Kianga Rainforest Walk; Wagonga Scenic Drive
Camping:Yes Walking track: Yes 4 wheel driving: Yes Designated cycling track: Yes Designated horse riding track: Yes Canoeing / Kayaking: No Swimming: No Fishing: No Accommodation: No Fireplace/BBQ: Yes Caravan site: Yes 2 wheel access: Yes Picnic area: Yes Toilets:Yes Wheelchair access: No Lookout: No Hunting: No

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

Includes: Burrawan Picnic Area; Old Bottlebutt
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

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

Includes: Allyn River Forest Rest Area; Peach Tree; White Rock; Old Camp; Mount Allyn; Ladies Well; Dobbie Rim; Pademelon; Allyn River Rainforest Walking Track
Camping:Yes Walking track: Yes 4 wheel driving: Yes Designated cycling track: No Designated horse riding track: No Canoeing / Kayaking: No Swimming: Yes Fishing: No Accommodation: No Fireplace/BBQ: Yes Caravan site: No 2 wheel access: Yes Picnic area: Yes Toilets:Yes Wheelchair access: No Lookout: Yes Hunting: Yes

Includes: Telegherry Forest Park; Frying Pan Creek; Currawong Camping Area; Coachwood Camping Area
Camping:Yes Walking track: Yes 4 wheel driving: Yes Designated cycling track: No Designated horse riding track: No Canoeing / Kayaking: No Swimming: No Fishing: No Accommodation: No Fireplace/BBQ: Yes Caravan site: No 2 wheel access: Yes Picnic area: Yes Toilets:Yes Wheelchair access: No Lookout: No Hunting: Yes

Includes: Calgaroo Picnic Area; Shepherds Picnic Area; Swains Picnic Area; Bellamy Picnic Area
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: Yes Caravan site: No 2 wheel access: Yes Picnic area: Yes Toilets:Yes Wheelchair access: Yes Lookout: No Hunting: No

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

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

Includes: Bicentennial Trail
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: No Toilets:No Wheelchair access: No Lookout: No Hunting: Yes

Includes: Heaton Forest Park; Heaton Lookout; Hunter Lookout; Mcleans Lookout; Watagan Headquaters
Camping:Yes Walking track: Yes 4 wheel driving: Yes Designated cycling track: No Designated horse riding track: No Canoeing / Kayaking: No Swimming: No Fishing: No Accommodation: No Fireplace/BBQ: Yes Caravan site: No 2 wheel access: Yes Picnic area: Yes Toilets:Yes Wheelchair access: No Lookout: Yes Hunting: Yes

Includes: Longworth's Tramline; Swans Crossing
Camping:Yes Walking track: Yes 4 wheel driving: Yes Designated cycling track: No Designated horse riding track: No Canoeing / Kayaking: No Swimming: Yes Fishing: No Accommodation: No Fireplace/BBQ: Yes Caravan site: Yes 2 wheel access: No Picnic area: Yes Toilets:Yes Wheelchair access: No Lookout: No Hunting: No

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

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

Includes: Micalong Swamp
Camping:No Walking track: Yes 4 wheel driving: Yes 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: No Toilets:No Wheelchair access: No Lookout: No Hunting: Yes

Includes: Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens; Mogo Walking Track; Round Hill Lookout
Camping:No Walking track: Yes 4 wheel driving: Yes 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: Yes Picnic area: Yes Toilets:Yes Wheelchair access: Yes Lookout: Yes Hunting: Yes

Includes: Maginnity's Historical Walking Trail; Hume and Hovell Walking track
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: No Toilets:No Wheelchair access: No Lookout: No Hunting: Yes

Includes: Ludwig's Creek Picnic Area; Maxwell's Rainforest Walk
Camping:No Walking track: Yes 4 wheel driving: Yes Designated cycling track: No Designated horse riding track: No Canoeing / Kayaking: No Swimming: No Fishing: No Accommodation: No Fireplace/BBQ: Yes Caravan site: Yes 2 wheel access: Yes Picnic area: Yes Toilets:Yes Wheelchair access: No Lookout: No Hunting: No

Includes: Abbotts Falls; Casuarina; Rock Lily; The Basin; The Pines Camping Area; The Pines Walking Trail; The Pines Picnic Area; Turpentine; Old Mill Picnic Area; Olney Headquarters
Camping:Yes Walking track: Yes 4 wheel driving: Yes Designated cycling track: Yes Designated horse riding track: No Canoeing / Kayaking: No Swimming: No Fishing: No Accommodation: No Fireplace/BBQ: Yes Caravan site: No 2 wheel access: Yes Picnic area: Yes Toilets:Yes Wheelchair access: Yes Lookout: No Hunting: Yes

Includes: Includes: Forest Sky Pier, Sealy Lookout, Korora Lookout, Halfway Picnic Point.; Sealy Lookout
Camping:No Walking track: Yes 4 wheel driving: Yes Designated cycling track: Yes Designated horse riding track: No Canoeing / Kayaking: No Swimming: No Fishing: No Accommodation: No Fireplace/BBQ: Yes Caravan site: No 2 wheel access: Yes Picnic area: Yes Toilets:Yes Wheelchair access: Yes Lookout: Yes Hunting: No

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

Includes: Moonan Brook Forestry Cottage; Moonan Outlook; The Firs Picnic Area
Camping:Yes Walking track: Yes 4 wheel driving: Yes Designated cycling track: No Designated horse riding track: No Canoeing / Kayaking: No Swimming: No Fishing: No Accommodation: Yes Fireplace/BBQ: Yes Caravan site: No 2 wheel access: Yes Picnic area: Yes Toilets:Yes Wheelchair access: No Lookout: Yes Hunting: Yes

Includes: Arboretum trail; Banksia Picnic Area; Bellbird trail; Cabbage Tree Trail; Stoney Creek Trail; Strickland Falls Trail
Camping:No Walking track: Yes 4 wheel driving: Yes Designated cycling track: No Designated horse riding track: No Canoeing / Kayaking: No Swimming: No Fishing: No Accommodation: No Fireplace/BBQ: Yes Caravan site: No 2 wheel access: Yes Picnic area: Yes Toilets:Yes Wheelchair access: No Lookout: No Hunting: No

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

Includes: Mary's Park; Sunny Corner Arboretum
Camping:Yes 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: No Toilets:No Wheelchair access: No Lookout: No Hunting: Yes

Includes: Fern Gully Walking Trail; Hopkin's Pond; Lowden Forest Park; Tallaganda Forest Drive
Camping:Yes Walking track: Yes 4 wheel driving: Yes Designated cycling track: No Designated horse riding track: No Canoeing / Kayaking: No Swimming: No Fishing: No Accommodation: No Fireplace/BBQ: Yes Caravan site: Yes 2 wheel access: Yes Picnic area: Yes Toilets:Yes Wheelchair access: No Lookout: No Hunting: Yes

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

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

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

Includes: Sam's Camp; Wootton Historical Railway Walk; Trestle Bridge
Camping:No Walking track: Yes 4 wheel driving: Yes Designated cycling track: No Designated horse riding track: No Canoeing / Kayaking: No Swimming: No Fishing: No Accommodation: No Fireplace/BBQ: Yes Caravan site: No 2 wheel access: Yes Picnic area: Yes Toilets:No Wheelchair access: No Lookout: No Hunting: No

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