Macleay Coast Destination

NSW NPWS is seeking feedback on proposed upgrades to visitor facilities in Arakoon and Hat Head National Park.
Trial Bay Gaol campground, Arakoon Bay National Park
Trial Bay Gaol campground, Arakoon Bay National Park

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What’s this about?

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is committed to improving and modernising visitor facilities in these parks to enhance the experience of visitors and locals alike.

Plans include the development of new walking tracks, amenities blocks, shelters and upgraded access roads at the Trial Bay campground.

At Little Bay, enhanced facilities and new family-friendly walking and bike paths will reinvigorate this cherished precinct as a favoured location for family gatherings.

Bushwalkers will rejoice at the prospect of a spectacular new coastal walking track between Little Bay and Smoky Cape.

This exciting project will boost the regional visitor economy, with new nature-based and heritage experiences enticing visitors to stay longer in the region and strengthening the Macleay Coast's appeal as a year-round quality destination.

Feedback received will inform the final version of the masterplan.

Have your say

Have your say by Friday 3 February 2023. 

You can submit your feedback a variety of ways. They are listed below.

Email

24 November 2022 to 3 February 2023

npws.northcoastbranch@environment.nsw.gov.au

Formal submission

24 November 2022 to 3 February 2023

Address: Manager, North Coast Branch NPWS, PO Box 1236 Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Exhibition

24 November 2022 to 3 February 2023
9:00am to 5:00pm

Address: Trial Bay Gaol Museum, 73 Trial Bay Gaol Access Rd, Arakoon NSW 2431

Exhibition

24 November 2022 to 3 February 2023
9:00am to 5:00pm

Address: Verges Creek Office, 247 Old Station Rd, Verges Creek NSW 2440

Exhibition

24 November 2022 to 3 February 2023
9:00am to 5:00pm

Address: Port Macquarie office, 22 Blackbutt Rd, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Community meetings

Community meeting

6 December 2022 to 6 December 2022
10:00am to 12:00pm

Address: Little Bay picnic area, end of Carri Street, Arakoon National Park

Community meetings

Community meeting

10 December 2022 to 10 December 2022
10:00am to 12:00pm

Address: Little Bay picnic area, end of Carri Street, Arakoon National Park

Consultation period

From:24 November 2022
To:3 February 2023

See consultation methods

More information

Email: Project team
Phone: 1300 361 967
Agency Website
Consultation Website

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