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The Glen Nature Reserve


The Glen Nature Reserve was created in January 1999. It covers an area of 2750ha. For detailed park and fire management documents, visit the OEH website.

Highlights: The heavily forested catchment of Wards River boasts magnificent eucalypt stands and lush subtropical rainforest gullies. The reserve provides habitat for the squirrel glider, yellow-bellied glider, masked owl, Stephens banded snake and other threatened fauna.

Activities: The 220 km Tops-to-Myall Heritage Walking Trail passes through the reserve. Numerous management trails provide varied bushwalking experiences, generally classified medium to hard grade. Car-based (but not caravan) camping is available at Wards Glen, in the west of the reserve, accessible by 2WD when dry.

Access: 25 km south-east of Gloucester on Glen Road (unpaved) off Bucketts Way just south of Craven.

These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.


  • in the North Coast region
    • Gloucester
      (02) 6538 5300
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 59 Church Street, Gloucester NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6558 2476
    • Nelson Bay
      (02) 4984 8200
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Level 1, 12B Teramby Road, Nelson Bay NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4981 5918