World Heritage National & Recreational Parks
World Heritage National Parks
Uki is a staging point to the world Heritage - listed National Parks of: Wollumbin Mt. Warning,Nightcap Ranges, Border Ranges, Mebbin National Park and Mt. Jerusalem National Park which form the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia and include the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world. These parks are home to a rich and diverse flora and fauna that live no where else
Mt Warning was named by Capt. Cook meant as a warning to mariners. The ancient forests that occur within the national parks are a refuge for a multitude of plants and animals. Birds are abundant and include the Woompoo Pigeon, Marbled Frogmouth and Albert's Lyrebird. For those less inclined to attempt the climb, the Lyre Bird Walk is a 500 metre stroll from the parking area to an elevated viewing platform looking out over the rainforest and Breakfast Creek.
The Mt Warning region is an extremely significant cultural and spiritual place for the Bundjalung as well as Aboriginal tribes from further away. Out of respect for their law and culture the Bundjalung ask that you consider choosing not to climb.
Clarrie Hall Dam
Crams Farm is located 4 km from Uki, and the area is described as "one of New South Wales’ finest fishing destinations". While the main function of the Dam is to provide fresh water for the Tweed Shire, recreational activities include sailing, rowing, canoeing, bass fishing, picnicking, bush hiking and bird watching. The dam is stocked with Australian Bass and an annual fishing competition is organised and run by the Australian Bass Association. Clarrie Hall Dam also supports several significant bird species, including the vulnerable comb-crested jacana and the endangered black-necked stork
Crams Farm Recreational Area
At the other side of the dam from Uki , access via Doon Doon Road (Midginbil turn-off), is the panoramic Crams Farm picnic area. Extensive facilities include under-cover free electric BBQ.s, picnic tables, amenities block and shelter shed. An all-weather cricket pitch and kiddies playground near the main BBQs, provides family fun in stunning scenery. The recreation area is perfect for photography, bird watching, nature observation, environmental studies, picnicking and bush walking. A jetty and launch ramp (non-motorised water vessels only) offers easy access to the upper reaches of the dam for canoeing enthusiasts. Midginbil Hill Resort organises wildlife canoe safaris.