Middle Brother National Park may look small from the outside, but inside are two big surprises. Surviving years of local logging, Bird Tree and Benaroon are two of the largest blackbutts in the entire state. Bird Tree picnic area is the ideal place to visit these imposing giants, with a short loop through old growth forest perfect for walking with children and requiring only moderate fitness.

But the trees aren’t the only attraction here. Remember to look up as you walk along the trail as koalas can be spotted sleeping in the eucalypts during the day. Also, a host of different birds like glossy black cockatoos, king parrots, and wedge-tailed eagles live in the area. If birdwatching is of interest to you, there’s much to turn your head here. A night walk is equally rewarding, with owls and ring-tailed possums on the prowl. After your stroll, find a place to picnic at one of the convenient tables, soaking up the atmosphere. It’s easy to spend a whole afternoon here, enjoying the forest sounds and sense of seclusion.

This listing was updated on 14/02/2019 by NPWS. Port Macquarie-Hastings Council accepts no liability for inaccuracies or errors in the above listing.

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