Ourimbah State Forest
Ourimbah State Forest is located at the southern end of the Watagan mountain range, and is just west of Wyong on the NSW Central Coast. Ourimbah State Forest is part of the adventure tourism 'forest playground' of the area.
Ourimbah State Forest is one of the State Forests of the Watagan Mountains, which entered the Hunter Central Coast Tourism Hall of Fame after receiving a Gold award in the adventure tourism category of the Hunter Central Coast Tourism Awards in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
It received a bronze award in the tourist attraction category in 2011, and in 2012 it was voted one of the Central Coast's top local secrets as part of the Central Coast Tourism competition. The State Forests of the Watagan Mountains won the silver award for adventure tourism at the NSW Tourism Awards 2013 and are listed as finalists for the 2014 NSW Tourism Awards.
Forests in this part of NSW have been harvested for timber for many decades, in excess of 100 years.
These forests are regrowth forests, which means they have been harvested many times over and grown back. Today's forest management practices protect biodiversity, soil and water quality and cultural heritage sites while also allowing for sustainable timber production.
Find out more about sustainable forest management.
TreeTop Adventure Park
The TreeTop Adventure Park is a privately-owned business within Ourimbah State Forest. TreeTops includes a tree-to-tree course where visitors can move through a network of rope bridges, flying foxes, trapezes and Tarzan jumps.
The course winds through the tree canopy and offers unique views of beautiful Ourimbah State Forest. The TreeHut, located near the carpark and picnic area, offers a unique alternative for venue hire and can be booked for meetings or parties. With varying challenges and courses, including three children's courses, the Treetop Adventure Park is a great day out for everyone.
New to the park is the world's longest roller-coaster zipline! At one kilometre in length, this zipline ride will have you gasping for breath as you move swiftly through the tree tops.
The TreeTop Adventure Park is open seven days a week. Admission fees apply. For enquiries contact ph: 4025 1008 or go to www.treetops.com.au.
Mountain Biking in Ourimbah State Forest
The Central Coast Mountain Bike Club operates a dedicated mountain biking track in Ourimbah State Forest under a Forest Permit arrangement.
To find out more about this track or learn about the club and membership, go to www.ccmtb.com.au
Central Coast Mountain Bike Tours are permitted to operate guided mountain bike tours in the Central Coast area. These unique tours offer:
- all-inclusive mountain bike adventures
- leisure rides to full day experiences with bike hire and shuttle bus
- break-out activity specialists for corporate events
Contact Michael or Katie to book your mountain bike experience:
- call 0410 523 612
- visit www.ccmtbtours.com.au
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- 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.