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Mann River Nature Reserve


A beautiful riverside spot for picnicking and camping, Mann River Nature Reserve offers scenic views, swimming and fishing near Glen Innes.

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Nestled amongst the magnificent mountain range of northern NSW lies a tranquil riverside setting. With loads of natural beauty and historic significance, Mann River Nature Reserve is perched on the eastern edge of the New England Tablelands, near Glen Innes. With superb scenic views across The Great Dividing Range, it’s ideal for camping or stopping for a picnic on a car tour. Nature lovers will revel in the abundant wildlife, crystal clear waters and clear mountain air.

Historically, the area would have been a popular gathering place for local Aboriginal groups. Ngarabul People from the northern tablelands as well as the coastal Gunbaynggir would have made the most of the abundant wildlife and natural beauty.

Once popular with bushrangers, it’s now filled with self-sufficient campers who enjoy swimming and rock-hopping along the majestic Mann River. If you’re after something more leisurely, make like a lizard and sun yourself on the smooth boulders along the river’s edge.

Highlights in this park

  • Mann River campground and picnic area, Mann River Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer

    Mann River campground and picnic area

    Mann River campground and picnic area offers fishing, swimming and peaceful riverside camping in beautiful Mann River Nature Reserve, near Glenn Innes...

  • Tommys Rock lookout and walking track, Mann River Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer

    Tommys Rock lookout and walking track

    For scenic mountain views and optional walk, historic Tommys Rock lookout and walking track offers views across the Great Dividing Ranges in Mann Rive...


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

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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


  • in the Country NSW region
  • Mann River Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Glen Innes
      (02) 6739 0700
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 68 Church Street, Glen Innes NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6739 0750
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Mann River Nature Reserve. Photo: K Dijkstra