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Botanic walk is a 0.3km, grade 5 One Way hike located in the Willi Willi National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 30mins to complete.
Botanic walk is a great way to discover the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. You can learn the names of some unique trees and ferns on this short stroll across the Wilson River from the picnic area. Designed to bring people in close contact with the environment, it’s the perfect place to stretch your legs on a Mid North Coast road trip. Don’t be put off by the Grade 5 rating, it’s suitable for all level of adventurers, especially small children or those who are less mobile.
Glossy green palms dominate the terrain, and the scent of cedar wood and yellow carabeen follow you as you make your way through an ever-changing display of vegetation and wildflowers. Prefer a more challenging walk? The equally beautiful Palm Grove walk and Waterfall walk also leave from Wilson River picnic area. Both take you through abundant forest characterised by the large buttressed trees, Bangalow palms, vines, birds nest ferns and staghorns.
About the Region
Willi Willi National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
Willi Willi National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Botanic walk is in the Wilson River precinct of Willi Willi National Park. To get there:From Kempsey:Take the Armidale Road from West KempseyAfter 35km turn onto Carrai Road at Toorooka near WillawarrinTurn onto Coachwood Road at KookaburraFrom Wauchope:Take the Beechwood Road to BeechwoodThen turn onto Bellangary RoadTurn onto Hastings Forest WayTurn into Wilson River Road to reach the picnic area Parking Parking is available at Wilson River picnic area.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
Check the weather before you set out as the road to Wilson River picnic area can become boggy when it rains
This park is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared and bring appropriate clothing and equipment.
There is limited/no mobile reception in this park
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.