Burrawan State Forest
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.
- Burrawan State Forest Map [PDF 449KB]
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 Walking Track
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 information on the unique and varied flora and fauna of the site.
Burrawan Picnic Area
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.
- Important information when visiting state forests
- Call '000' in a bushfire emergency (www.rfs.nsw.gov.au)
- Total Fire Ban and Current Fire Danger Map (www.rfs.nsw.gov.au)
- Signs in State Forests
- Solid Fuel Fire Bans
Some State forests are declared for authorised hunting. Find out more about authorised hunting in State forests, including licensing and applying for permits.
Pesticide use This area is designated as ‘high public usage’ under Forestry Corporation of NSW’s Pesticide Use Notification Plan [PDF 3.83 MB].
Find out how to minimise the impact of your visit.