Booti Booti National Park is located just south of Forster along the New South Wales coast. With its pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and a variety of outdoor activities, this park offers the perfect escape.
One of the most iconic attractions within Booti Booti National Park is the Green Cathedral, a natural amphitheatre located on the shores of Wallis Lake. Here, towering eucalyptus trees form a canopy that serves as a natural cathedral. It's a peaceful and spiritual place, often used for weddings and other special ceremonies. Whether you're seeking solace or simply want to admire the beauty of nature's architecture, the Green Cathedral is a must-visit.
For those looking to immerse themselves in the park's natural beauty, camping at the historic Booti Hill Ruins is a fantastic option. ‘The Ruins’ date back to the early 1900s and provide a unique camping experience. There are well-maintained facilities, including picnic tables, fire pits, and clean bathrooms. Our kids used to love the local Goanna population who’d come striding through the camp. Make sure to book your campsite in advance, as they can fill up quickly, especially during peak seasons. The camp is located at the southern end of seven-mile beach. Just be aware that the beach isn’t suitable for swimming.
Booti Booti National Park is renowned for its pristine beaches, and Elizabeth Bay and Shelly Beach are no exceptions. Elizabeth Bay offers calm waters, making it ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Shelly Beach, on the other hand, is a surfers' paradise, with its consistent waves attracting surf enthusiasts from all over. There’s a short walk from the carpark to Shelly Beach but it’s well worth the effort.
Exploring Booti Booti National Park wouldn't be complete without taking one of the picturesque coastal walks that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. The "Booti Hill and Wallis Lake" walk is a moderate hike that rewards you with panoramic views of Wallis Lake and the Pacific Ocean. If you're up for a shorter stroll, the "Seven Mile Beach to Ruins" walk offers a glimpse of the park's unique history while showcasing its stunning natural beauty. Keep your eyes peeled for native wildlife, including kangaroos and various bird species.