Bundjalung National Park
If you cross the Evans bridge and turn to your right, the dirt road leads to Gumma Garra Picnic Area on the banks of the Evans River in Bundjalung National Park which was named after the Bundjalung Aborigines who once occupied this land, leaving a number of middens to attest to that fact.
Bundjalung covers 17 000 hectares, including 38 km of beaches, and its ecosystems range from rainforest through heathland, coastal cypress stands, lagoons and wetlands to coastal plains.
It is home to 205 bird, 30 mammal, 38 reptile and 13 amphibian species. However, the area to the south is inaccessible from Evans Head as an intervening section is used by the RAAF.
For further information ring the Lismore office of the NPWS, Phone: (02) 6627 0200.