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Victoria Park Nature Reserve


Victoria Park Nature Reserve, in the Northern Rivers, provides a short rainforest boardwalk, wildlife, accessible picnicking facilities and unique Aboriginal heritage; ideal for school excursions.

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Victoria Park Nature Reserve protects one of the last surviving remnants of the original rainforest, known as the Big Scrub, which extended across the entire Lismore, Byron Bay, Ballina and Mullumbimby regions. It’s a perfect spot for a relaxing day out with the family in the Northern Rivers.

Stroll the easy and accessible boardwalk and you’ll immediately be transported to a tranquil tropical wonderland. Ancient fig trees and majestic black beans tower above while bangalow palms and ferns grow up from below. Take a moment to absorb the cool quiet of the rainforest and you might catch a glimpse of the shy red-legged pademelon or the colourful wompoo fruit-dove.

The informative displays show how the Wildjabul people, of the Bundjalung nation, relied on the local plants and animals for food, medicine and ceremonies.

When thoughts turn to lunch, enjoy a relaxing barbecue at the shaded picnic tables, to a backdrop of lush rainforest. The accessible facilities make the picnic area an ideal spot for older people and groups.

Highlights in this park

  • Victoria Park boardwalk, Victoria Park Nature Reserve. Artist: NSW Government

    Victoria Park boardwalk

    The family will enjoy the short and accessible Victoria Park boardwalk, near Lismore, offering wildlife and birdwatching as well as Aboriginal history...

  • Jointed balogjhia, Victoria Park Nature Reserve. Artist: NSW Government

    Victoria Park picnic area

    Take the family to the wheelchair-accessible Victoria Park picnic area for a relaxing barbecue and a walk in the rainforest, near Alstonville.


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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


  • in the North Coast region
  • Victoria Park Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    Buy an annual pass.
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Victoria Park picnic area, Victoria Park Nature Reserve. Artist: NSW Government