We have been hopping throughout New South Wales and highlighting some of the most popular national parks in the state. We hope you are enjoying our trip. Next on our list is Bongil Bongil National Park. It has so much to offer its visitors, day trippers, and holiday goers. The protected national park has so much to offer and something for everyone. Park visitors can enjoy beautiful coastal views, wild beaches, peaceful streams, fishing, barbecue picnics, and the large population of koalas.  The different landscapes with one park mean variety in the options for your holiday here. You can explore the rainforest walking trails, boating, beaches, or mountain biking.

Tucker's Rock

Tucker Rocks Cottage in Bongil Bongil National Park Photo Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

Tucker's Rock

Tucker Rocks Cottage in Bongil Bongil National Park Photo Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

Car Hire to Bongil Bongil National Park

Bongil Bongil National Park Map

Bongil Bongil National Park Map Photo Credit: Google Maps

Coff's Harbour - Car Hire Map

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

Bongil Bongil National Park is located on the New South Wales north coast just south of Coffs Harbour  There are two Budget Car Rental locations in Coffs Harbour so that you can have your own vehicle to get around town and see the sights you want to see when you want to see them. You can rent a car at the Coffs Harbour location  or hire out a car right from the Coffs Harbour Airport location. If you are coming from Sydney, it is a little less than a 6 hour drive north. Ask our friendly car rental agents for some local tips, maps, and safety information. While in this region, check out some of the other holiday ideas we have written about:

The Legendary Pacific Coast Drive from Sydney to Brisbane

Wandering About the Waterfall Way: Coffs Harbour to Armidale

Best Nature Walks in New South Wales

Things to Do in Bongil Bongil National Park

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Fishing in Bongil Bongil National Park Photo Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

Tucker's Rock

Tucker Rocks Cottage in Bongil Bongil National Park Photo Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

You can spend several days here in Bongil Bongil National Park and each day could be completely different and filled with a variety of activities. Stay overnight in the Tucker Rocks Cottage, walk the trails in the park, play in the surf and sand, hike through the mountains of rainforest, and boat in the creeks and ocean. While here, take a tour and learn about the Aboriginal history and culture here. As you can see, there is plenty to do and different terrains so come prepared. Wear the proper shoes and have a change of clothes handy for the different terrains. When hiking, wear sun protection and bring drinking water. Always let someone else know when you are visiting a national park it is a good idea to let someone know where you are going and when you are expected back. Mobile service can be spotty so do not count on always having a mobile phone to fall back on. Bring extra emergency supplies with you just in case. As always, remember when visiting these protected lands take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints.

Tucker Rocks Cottage

Tucker's Rock Cottage

Tucker Rocks Cottage in Bongil Bongil National Park Photo Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

Tucker's Rock Cottage

Tucker Rocks Cottage in Bongil Bongil National Park Photo Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

Tucker's Rock Cottage

Tucker Rocks Cottage in Bongil Bongil National Park Photo Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

Tucker's Rock Cottage

Tucker Rocks Cottage in Bongil Bongil National Park Photo Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

You can stay overnight in Bongil Bongil National Park and enjoy a unique experience in this private beach house within the park. The name of the cottage is Bundagen Cottage but it is also known as Tucker Rocks. It is a 2 bedroom cottage that accommodates up to 8 guests. The fully furnished kitchen has a kitchen, bathroom, and two bedrooms. You need to bring your own linen and the water in the cabin is not suitable for drinking. The walking tracks in the park are easily accessible from the cottage and so are fishing and canoeing spots. You can also find opportunities to find koalas up in the rainforest trees nearby. The cottage is not too far from the mountain bike trails. Staying right in the heart of the park affords you the ability to take early morning walking on the beach and witness some very spectacular sunrises.

Bluff Loop Walking Track

Bongil Bongil National Park, Coffs Coast, New South Wales, Austr

Bluff Loop Walking Track in Bongil Bongil National Park  Photo Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

Bongil Bongil National Park, Coffs Coast, New South Wales, Austr

Bluff Loop Walking Track in Bongil Bongil National Park  Photo Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

The Bluff Loop Walking Track in Bongil Bongil National Park is ideal for many of the school groups that frequent the park and visitors who like to traverse easier walking trails. It is a 2 km loop and takes about an hour to complete. The starting and ending point of the track is Tucker Rocks Cottage. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the Bluff loop picnic area or just pick any spot along the track that you like and want to sit and relax while having a bite to eat. The track takes you through the dense rainforest vegetation including vines, palms, and eucalypt trees, red gums, red mahogany, pink bloodwood trees. Take in the unique blend of rainforest scenery combined with cool ocean breezes and keep an eye up to look for koalas in the tree tops.

Bundagaree Rainforest Walk

Bongil Bongil National Park, Coffs Coast, New South Wales, Austr

Bundagaree Rainforest Walk in Bongil Bongil National Park  Photo Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

The Bundagaree Rainforest Walk is located near Tuckers Rocks cottage. It is a longer trail but still graded as an easy on. It is 6 km one way and takes about 4 hours 30 minutes to finish. The trail takes you through both rainforest and beach. Always beware of rip currents at the beaches here. While on your walk, bird watching is a popular activity in this area so bring your binoculars to help you spot the large variety of rainforest birds here including Lewin’s honeyeaters and satin bowerbirds (the male bowerbirds have bright blue markings). Along the beach you might see soaring and swooping white-bellied eagles.

Bongil Picnic Area

Bongil Picnic Area

Bongil Picnic Area in Bongil Bongil National Park  Photo Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

The Bongil Picnic Area is a beautiful resting spot and picturesque picnic area near the Bonville creek. It is close to several walking tracks within the park and also a short walk to fishing, canoeing or kayaking. The barbecue shelter is situated in a grassy clearing and surrounded by tall, pencil-straight blackbutt trees.

Bongil Beach

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Bongil Beach in Bongil Bongil National Park Photo Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

Bongil Beach

Bongil Beach in Bongil Bongil National Park Photo Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

Bongil Beach

Bongil Beach in Bongil Bongil National Park Photo Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

Bongil Beach is a pretty remote beach with panoramic views of the seascape. Beach fishing and surfing are popular here along the 7 km of unspoilt beach coastline. Keep your eyes open for dolphins playing in the surf just off the beach. Bring drinking water and always use caution as rip tides are often present.

Aboriginal Discovery Program

Mark Flanders Discovery Ranger

Aboriginal Discovery Program in Bongil Bongil National Park Photo Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

Coffs Coast - Aboriginal Discovery

Aboriginal Discovery Program  in Bongil Bongil National Park Photo Credit: NationalParks.nsw.gov.au

While visiting the park, you can take one of several different Aboriginal Discovery tours led by Aboriginal Discovery Rangers who share the unique cultural significance of Gumbaynggirr Country and the Gumbaynggirr People. Available tours include interpretive canoe tours, 4WD tag along tours, bush tucker tours, whale watching and night bird watching. These tours are available in 8 different national parks on the Coffs Coast.

Other National Parks of New South Wales

Did you know that there are over 850 national parks in New South Wales? We probably won’t be able to cover them all, but we certainly have a broad range of protected land, flora, and fauna to cover: mountains, forests, ocean and rainforests to highlight. We also have highlighted some of the best National Parks in Queensland and now we are on a journey, through the national parks in New South Wales. We will be highlighting some of the most popular and some of our favourite national parks in the state of New South Wales. When it comes to choosing a favourite national park in New South Wales, there is often a debate. Of course, it is a matter of preference as to which one is your favourite and there is definitely no shortage of choices.

Here are the previous New South Wales National Parks we have featured, there surely must be several that you would love to plan to see on your next holiday:

Blue Mountains National Park

The Oldest National Park in Australia, Royal National Park

Wollemi Pine National Park

Warrumbungle National Park

Washpool National Park

The Rainforest Way  highlighted Wollumbin National Park and Nightcap National Park

Our post about some of the Best Nature Walks in New South Wales  included Dorrigo National Park and Eurobodalla National Park

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park was covered in our blog post about Wandering the Waterfall Way

Barrington Tops National Park  is so vast that it took 4 blog posts to cover it all including:

Hiking in Barrington Tops National Park,

Looking Out Over Nature in Barrington Tops National Park,  and

Camping in Barrington Tops National Park

A Look at Lane Cove National Park

Tapin Tops National Park

Capertee National Park and Gardens of Stone National Park

Enjoy the Diversity in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Walking through Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

The Outdoor Paradise of Bouddi National Park

The Walks and Trails of Bouddi National Park

The Cycle Trails and Mountain Biking in Bouddi National Park

Hiking in Camping in Heathcote National Park

Gundabooka National Park

Popping into Popran National Park for a Holiday

Saltwater National Park and Khappinghat Nature Reserve

Peaceful and Tranquil Coolah Tops National Park