Australia is known for its nature walks, bush hiking, and many places you might visit where the best views can only be reached on foot. Adventuring on foot for at least part of your Australian vacation also ensures that you can get up close and personal with the wildlife, trees, and flora. We are continuing our multi-part blog series on the nest nature walks in New South Wales. This state is unique in that you are just a few hours away from a completely different landscape, it could be cityscape, ocean and coastal views, rainforest, or the outback. In our last post, we showed you the variety we mean by introducing you to Red Top Lookout and Boardwalk, The Falls Walk, and the Tomaree Head Summit Walk. Today we will cover 3 more walks in New South Wales: Cape Byron Walking Track, Bingi Dreaming Track, and the Wonga Walk.

Cape Byron Walking Track

Cape Byron Walking Track

Cape Byron Walking Track Photo Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

Cape Byron Lighthouse

Byron Bay Lighthouse Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Cape Byron is the easternmost point on mainland Australia. As such, the eastern the Cape Byron Walking Track affords views into the deep blue ocean and much more. The walk is a 3.7 metre loops. The hike is one of the best nature walks in the entire state because in addition to beautiful coastline views, you will see the rainforest and hike the cliff tops which allow you to see stunning views of the ocean and hinterland too. The Cape Byron Lighthouse is one of the focal points on the walk, but also keep your eye out for turtles, dolphins, stingrays, and whales migrating through during season. The walk takes about 2 hours and is rated at medium difficulty. Part of the boardwalk from Captain Cook Lookout to Brooke Drive is pram and wheelchair accessible but many parts of the track are steep with will be hard to navigate with a wheelchair. If you are on holiday in the area, here are some other things to do near Byron Bay:

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Getting to Cape Byron

Byron Bay Car Hire Map

Lismore and Ballina Car Rental Map Photo Credit: Budget.com.au

Byron Bay Map

Byron Bay Map Photo Credit: Google Maps

Byron Bay is located on the northern coast of New South Wales not too far from the border to Queensland. There are quite a few places to rent a car from Budget in New South Wales and there are also places in southern Queensland to rent a car too. Closest to Byron Bay, you can rent a car at the Ballina Airport or you can hire a vehicle at Lismore or the Lismore Airport. Click through to the links to get a rate quote for the best vehicle rental prices in Australia.

Bingi Dreaming Track

Bingi Dreaming track

Bingi Dreaming Track in Eurobodalla National ParkPhoto Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

Bingi Dreaming track, Eurobadalla National Park

Bingi Dreaming Track in Eurobodalla National ParkPhoto Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

Bingi Dreaming track, Eurobadalla National Park

Bingi Dreaming Track in Eurobodalla National Park Photo Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

Bingi Dreaming track, Eurobadalla National Park

Bingi Dreaming Track in Eurobodalla National Park Photo Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

Bingi Dreaming track, Eurobadalla National Park

Bingi Dreaming Track in Eurobodalla National Park Photo Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

Bingi Dreaming Track is located in Eurobodalla National Park which is in the south coast of New South Wales. For Aboriginals or traditional land owners, Dreaming Tracks or Song Lines link the place visited by their people for generations. The Bingi Dreaming track retraces the footsteps of the Brinja-Yuin people and links campsites, ceremonial and trade sites, fresh water and rich food sources. Preserved artefacts or patches of shell middens can be seen on the track. The walk is 14 metres each way and takes about 5 ½ hours to complete. It is rated medium difficulty. Along the way, you will see different coastal habitats including heathlands, forests, and lakeshores. Keep a look out for birds and whale during migration season. You can read more about this part of New South Wales on our blog posts:

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Getting to Eurobodalla National Park

Wollongong Car Hire Map

Wollongong Car Rental Map Photo Credit: Budget.com.au

Eurobodalla -National Park

Eurobodalla National Park Photo Credit: Google Maps

If you are travelling to the southern section of New South Wales to explore Eurobodalla National Park and the Bingi Dreaming Track then you can hire a car in Wollongong and take a drive down the coast for about an hour south west to reach the national park. This region is dotted with national parks and state forests throughout, so there is no shortage of things to do in this region. If you are coming from Sydney, it is a little less than a five hour drive through some very scenic and beautiful coastline. When you choose to hire a car with Budget, you get the best pricing and the best advice plus you get to travel around on your own schedule at your leisure.

Wonga Walk

Tristania Falls

Tristania Water Fall Wonga Walk in Dorrigo National Park Photo Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

Wonga Walk

Wonga Walk in Dorrigo National Park Photo Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

Wonga Walk

Wonga Walk in Dorrigo National Park Photo Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

Dorrigo National Park is just one of the beautiful stops along the Waterfall Way Scenic Drive. The Wonga Walk is in Dorrigo National Park and is definitely a highlight of the park. The walk is a loop that is 6.2 km long. It takes about 2 ½ hours to complete the track which is a medium difficulty walk. The rainforest here is World Heritage listed and features Crystal Shower Falls and 600 year old trees.

Getting to Dorrigo National Park

Dorrigo National Park

Dorrigo National Park Map Photo Credit: Google Maps

Coffs Harbour Car Hire Map

Coffs Harbour Car Hire Map Photo Credit: Budget.com.au

There are many convenient car hire locations in New South Wales. When visiting Dorrigo National Park, you can hire a car the at the Coffs Harbour Airport or you can rent a car at Coffs Harbour in the city. Our car rental agents are here to help you with everything from the type of car you should hire out to travel tips from an insider’s point of view.