Bindarri National Park
Bindarri National Park

Bindarri National Park travel guide: what to see and do

Bindarri National Park, Australia @kookaburra_images


  • See the headwaters of Urumbilum River drop over the Great Escarpment, carving a series of spectacular waterfalls in its rugged mountain ravine.
  • Drive through remnants of mature forest, flourishing subtropical rainforest, and majesticl eucalypt forests while the coast glimmers through the trees.
  • Remote mountain bike trails for the adventurous spirit.
  • Swim in a rock pool created by Urumbilum River at Bindarray picnic area. Kids can spend time, spotting frogs and looking for the elusive platypus.
  • Spot swamp wallabies andlisten for lyrebirds calling in the rainforest.

Where is Bindarri National Park?


Best time to visit

Year round (however check park online resource beforehand)


  • Summer between: 15c to 28c
  • Winter between: 12c to 20c
  • Wettest month: March
  • Driest month: November

Coffs Harbour offers the buzz of Australia’s beach culture yet within half an hour is an oasis of walking tracks, a stunning waterfall and opportunity to 4WD through pristine forests. Bindarri National Park is a quiet gem perhaps most well known to bird watchers. For waterfall fans there is another gem to view and add to your library of waterfall photographs, Bangalore Falls.

Coffs Harbour to Bindarri National Park distance: 50 minutes, 41 km


Bindarri does not disappoint with its waterfall. Bangalore Falls a must-see destination. The sheets of cascading water are stunning and, for waterfall buffs easily accessible. While the area is recovering from bushfire destruction it makes the visit special as visitors have an opportunity to see nature in recovery mode in a inherently beautiful, remote location. The short walk takes you past mature trees that survived former logging activities in the park. Bindarri adjoins World Heritage Dorrigo National Park. This provides a corridor for wildlife and vegetation to flourish.

Picnic and swim

4WD journey (as described by official park information)

Orara Escarpment 4WD touring route is a great day trip for the whole family. The 80km round-trip from Coffs Harbour travels through remote eucalypt forests and subtropical rainforests, with plenty of picnic and swimming spots along the way.

Climb over 600m as you make your way up the Orara Escarpment, then drive through rainforest and eucalypt forest to the spectacular Bangalore Falls. Stand on the lookout, listen to the waterfall, and take in the dramatic views. Stop for a picnic here, or continue through subtropical rainforest to Urumbilum picnic area. Make sure you take a short walk downstream to discover Urumbilum Falls. Head back through tree ferns, hoop pine and cabbage tree palms on Range Road and see magnificent old-growth forest along Langleys Road. If you enjoy birdwatching, keep your eyes out for lyrebirds, bush turkeys and glossy black-cockatoos along the way.

Bindarri National Park

Distance: 1km return

Time suggested: 15 – 45min

Grade: Grade 3

Price: Free

What to, bring: Drinking water, hat, sunscreen

Please note

  • Check the weather before you set out as the road to Bangalore Falls can become boggy when it rains
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters

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