Dooragan National Park

Mid-North Coast

This little park immediately north of Crowdy Bay National Park and on the shores of Watson Taylor Lake is dominated by North Brother Mountain. A sealed road leads to the lookout at the top, which offers incredible views of the coast. Or you can try the challenging 3km Laurieton Track walk (one way) through blackbutt and eucalyptus forest to the summit.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Mid-North Coast attractions

1. Crowdy Bay National Park

4.73 MILES

Known for its rock formations and rugged cliffs, this park backs onto a long and beautiful beach. A 4.8km (two-hour) loop track heads over the Diamond…

2. Billabong Zoo Koala & Wildlife Park

13.95 MILES

Time your visit for the ‘koala patting’ (10.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm) at the park's koala-breeding centre. There are heaps of other Australian creatures –…

3. Lighthouse Beach

15.43 MILES

This beautiful 9km stretch of sand is perfect for lazy strolling. Time it for sunset when you can climb up to the Tacking Point Lighthouse for stunning…

4. Tacking Point Lighthouse

15.73 MILES

This little lighthouse (1879) commands a headland offering immense views along the coast. It’s a great spot from which to watch the waves roll in to long,…

5. Miners Beach

16.16 MILES

The rainforest runs down to the sand at this unofficial nudist beach.

6. Sea Acres Rainforest Centre

16.3 MILES

The 72-hectare pocket of Sea Acres National Park protects the state's largest and most diverse stand of coastal rainforest. At the Rainforest Centre you…

7. Shelly Beach

16.72 MILES

The rainforest runs down to the sand at this delightful beach and tidal lagoon.