Bushwalks and hiking

tweed-bushwalks.jpg Council manages around 3500ha of bushland that includes parks, forests and wetlands. 

Our bushland reserves offer walking tracks, picnic areas and a chance to enjoy nature and the great outdoors. 

Parks and gardens

There are more than 200 parks and gardens in the Tweed, use our park finder to discover new places to explore.

National parks

There are several national parks in the Tweed, managed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Wollumbin / Mount Warning 

Wollumbin National Park, including the summit track, is currently closed due to safety issues.

Clarrie Hall Dam wall track

The walking track starts at the carpark at the end of Clarrie Hall Dam Road, which is accessed from Kyogle Road. 

Gates are open from 7:30 am to 5 pm (until 6 pm during daylight saving). See Clarrie Hall Dam

The walk is 7.7 km and steep in places. The track links to Gilwah Road in Mount Jerusalem National Park.

Tweed Heads historic site and Ukerebagh Nature Reserve

This scenic reserve is of special cultural significance to the local Goori people. It is managed by NSW Parks and Wildlife Service

There's an accessible boardwalk (suitable for wheelchairs) through the mangroves and melaleuca forest to the Minyungbal Aboriginal museum (and side trip to the Tweed River).

Pottsville Environment Park

See map below for current closures

Pottsville Environment Park was established in Australia's Bicentennial Year (1988).

It is an important part of Council’s natural area network. It contains a rich variety of vegetation types, important ecosystems and habitats, and an extensive network of walking trails, pathways and viewing platforms, within 63 hectares of public land, between the arms of Cudgera Creek.

There are extensive walking tracks to explore: 

  • Eucalyptus track 2.5 km
  • Melaleuca track 750 m - the bridge on the Melaleuca Track has been dismantled so a small section of that track remains closed. This means it is a walk in / walk out option only (walkers can’t loop back to the car park). 
  • Billabong track 350 m
  • Rainforest track 700 m

See Pottsville Environmental Park map and current walking track closures(PDF, 966KB)

Camping is not available (the building is no longer available for hire).

The public toilet is closed until further notice. 

Location: Centennial Drive, Pottsville, NSW 2489

The park is walking distance to Pottsville town centre, beach and Mooball Creek estuary.

Man with backpack hiking through bright green forest.