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Moore Park Nature Reserve


With its stand of black bean rainforest, Moore Park Nature Reserve offers a rare glimpse of nature alongside the opportunity to picnic and enjoy birdwatching.

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Walking into the depths of the subtropical rainforest at Moore Park Nature Reserve gives you an idea of what much of the Northern Rivers region must have been like when it was home to the Githabul people. Now, this is one of the largest remaining stands of black bean and silky oak in the entire area.

From October to May, look up into the dense canopy, because this is the maternity ward for thousands of flying foxes. During the summer, you can even see the mothers with their offspring clinging tightly to them. Be quiet though, because they shouldn’t be disturbed. Birdwatchers might also spot rainforest pigeons, including the brilliantly plumaged rose-crowned fruit doves, as well as black bitterns and bush hens.

The picnic area, beside Richmond River, is a cool and peaceful place for a lunch or a barbecue.

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  • Moore Park picnic area, Moore Park Nature Reserve. Photo: OEH

    Moore Park picnic area

    Moore Park picnic area offers basic facilities for a leisurely lunch, with terrific opportunities for birdwatching and viewing the large flying fox po...


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

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


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Moore Park Nature Reserve. Photo: Stephen King