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Wingham Brush Nature Reserve

Overview

Wingham Brush Nature Reserve near Taree on the Mid-North Coast, makes a great family day trip or school excursion. See flying foxes, enjoy birdwatching and easy walking in the rainforest.

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Located beside Manning River, just near Taree on the Mid North Coast, you’ll find an oasis of subtropical lowland rainforest at Wingham Brush Nature Reserve. It provides a fantastic day trip and excursion for the whole family.

Also known as ‘The Brush’, this reserve preserves one of only a few remnants of this rare rainforest type in Australia, and is a significant roosting and maternity site for the vulnerable grey-headed flying fox. Stand under the canopy and you’ll see hundreds of flying foxes hanging above you.

Wander along the wheelchair-accessible boardwalk and follow easy walking tracks to discover the vibrant life under the canopy. There are great opportunities for photography and birdwatching, and lovely places to picnic by the river nearby.  Don’t miss the spectacular show at sunset, when all those flying foxes glide overhead in search of food.

Highlights in this park

  • Wingham Brush Nature Reserve. Photo: NSW Government

    Wingham Brush boardwalk

    Wingham Brush boardwalk and nearby walking tracks, provide a wheelchair friendly experience in the rainforest. Enjoy birdwatching and see the roosting...

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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
  • Wingham Brush Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, flooding, or for the benefit of the flying foxes during breeding.

    • Taree
      (02) 6552 4097
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 78 Hargreaves Drive, Taree NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6551 0575
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Wingham Brush Nature Reserve. Photo: NSW Government