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Boorganna Nature Reserve


At Boorganna Nature Reserve, near Comboyne Village, you can go bushwalking through rainforest, birdwatch, picnic, see scenic views and waterfalls all while learning more about local Aboriginal history.

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Established in 1904, Boorganna Nature Reserve is the second-oldest nature reserve in all of NSW. It’s located on the southern edge of Comboyne Plateau and protects a significant remnant of rainforest, which once covered the entire landscape.

Take your time soaking up the beautiful and varied scenery here, which encompasses no less than six types of rainforest among nearly 400ha of diverse vegetation, ranging from eucalypt forest to luxuriant subtropical rainforest.

The reserve is popular with birdwatchers, as there are some 85 species you can encounter here. There’s lots of other wildlife to see, including interesting and vulnerable species you don’t often see elsewhere, such as long-nosed potoroos, parma wallabies, and yellow-bellied gliders.

Keen photographers will want to capture the impressive views you’ll encounter here, from sweeping panoramic views of the Great Dividing Range to the calm, green rolling hills of the plateau, as well as the lovely Rawson Falls with its dramatic 40m high falls.

Highlights in this park

  • Rawson falls, Boorganna Nature Reserve. Photo: L Feltus/NSW Government

    Rawson Falls walk

    Follow Rawson Falls walk all the way to the scenic waterfalls, passing a lookout, picnic area and swimming hole, while enjoying birdwatching and wildl...


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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
  • Boorganna National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Port Macquarie
      (02) 6588 5555 for general enquiries only, no bookings.
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 22 Blackbutt Road, Port Macquarie NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6588 5500
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Comboyne Plateau, Boorganna Nature Reserve. Photo: K Bayer/NSW Government