The northern beaches region has a diverse range of National Parks from marine to rugged hinterland.
The zoning plan for Solitary Islands Marine Park is currently under review. Please refer to the review information package for details.
The first marine park established in NSW, the Solitary Islands Marine Park stretches over 75 Km from Muttonbird Island in the south to the Sandon River and Plover Island in the north. The marine park incorporates estuaries to their tidal limit, foreshores to the mean high water mark and extends offshore to the 3 nautical mile state waters boundary.
Landscapes range from rugged sandstone escarpments and coastal ridges with dry open forests and heaths to subtropical rainforest gullies. These differing habitats provide refuge to a diversity of species including sooty and powerful owls, giant barred frogs and leaf-tailed geckoes. Lovely panoramic views over the Orara Valley can be enjoyed from the escarpment while the Woolgoolga Creek area in the southern section contains one of the few coastal subtropical rainforest remnants on the north coast of NSW.
Located in two sections north of Coffs Harbour, this reserve protects a precious remnant of natural coastline and pristine estuary. There are rare headland plants, coastal rainforests and magnificent views from the headland walking tracks. Look-At-Me-Now Headland is highly significant to local Aboriginal people.