NSW State Forest’s visitor attraction, Old Bottlebutt, a grand and ancient Red Bloodwood (Corymbia gummifera) tree located in Burrawan State Forest, is officially the best new tourism destination in NSW.
Old Bottlebutt won the Gold Award for New Tourism Development at the NSW Tourism Awards held in December 2014 at Darling Harbour, Sydney. Old Bottlebutt is an Australian Tourism Award finalist, with winners announced mid-April 2015.
Old Bottlebutt is the main feature on a beautiful 600m loop walking track, beginning and ending at the Burrawan picnic area (shelter, tables, car park, toilets). The walk is an easy grade track, featuring remnant rainforest studded with Bangalay palms, small creek crossings and a viewing deck with seating – allowing you to appreciate this grand old tree. Old Bottlebutt is unique in its shape, its large flared “butt” having a massive girth of over 16m, the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere.
To visit Old Bottlebutt: From Wauchope travel south on the Bago Road 10km, turn left onto Internal Break Road and follow the signs. From Port Macquarie, follow the Pacific Highway south and take the Bago Road exit. It is open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week and is free.