Nightcap National Park, New South Wales

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National Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Nightcap National Park is a national park situated within the Nightcap Range in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. The 8,080-hectare (20,000-acre) park was created in April 1983 and is situated 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Lismore. The national park is classed by the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas as Category II and is part of the Shield Volcano Group of the World Heritage Site Gondwana Rainforests of Australia inscribed in 1986 and added to the Australian National Heritage List in 2007. The park was severely burned during the 2019-2020 Australian brushfire season, and its biodiversity has likely been decimated.
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  • Knowing the activist history of this park it is great to see the effort to save this rainforest area was not in vain. It is spectacular and being able to allow the younger kids to see, smell and...  more »
  • This is a very special place, beautiful awe inspiring ( not just awesome) and humbling to think activists versus the timber industry came to old forest logger heads here in 1975. We can thank the...  more »
  • Ok if you're a walker. Not so great if you're a fan of wizzing down single track on two wheels. Once again National Parks should emulate what other countries provide these days. The riding of mountain bicycles through forest trail network is a low impact activity. An activity when managed well can attract significant economic benefit.
  • Nightcap National Park is a very special place to us here at The Ranch Byron Bay! We love sharing this incredible part of the world on horseback!!

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