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Coramba Nature Reserve

Overview

Close to Coramba and Coffs Harbour, at Coramba Nature Reserve you can go walking through protected rainforest along Orara River and go birdwatching.

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Coramba Nature Reserve was created in 1982 to preserve and protect one of the few remaining stands of subtropical lowland rainforest that lies along the Orara River. Today, visitors can walk through this remnant of native vegetation, amongst the towering old-growth trees, under a closed canopy forest that has been successfully brought back to life through a rainforest regeneration project.

Walking along the river, you’ll see a lot of interesting plant life, including white booyong, pepperberry, giant stinging trees and ficus species. In the wetter months, the colours of the funghi are exquisite, with their hues of vivid pink, yellow, white and orange.

There’s no shortage of interesting wildlife here either. You’re likely to hear giant barred frogs on hot summer nights or spot yellow-bellied gliders and long-nosed potoroos any day of the year. There’s also plenty to excite those interested in birdwatching, including wompoo and rose-crowned fruit doves, figbirds, noisy pittas, brown cuckoo doves and white-headed pigeons.

Highlights in this park

  • Rainforest walk, Coramba Nature Reserve. Photo: Rob Cleary

    Rainforest walk

    Rainforest walk in Coramba Nature Reserve, near Coffs Harbour, is a great place to take an easy walk and enjoy birdwatching through a rare protected r...

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Contact

  • in the North Coast region
  • Coramba Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, particularly flood.

    • Coffs Harbour
      (02) 6652 0900
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 32 Marina Drive, Coffs Harbour NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6651 9525
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Coramba Nature Reserve. Photo: Rob Cleary