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Moonpar Forest drive

Nymboi-Binderay National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Moonpar Forest drive.

Getting there and parking

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    Moonpar Forest drive is located in Nymboi–Binderay and Cascade national parks. To get there:

    • From Dorrigo, travel north along Tyringham Road
    • Turn right onto Moonpar Road
    • Turn left onto Mills Road
    • Shortly after crossing Nymboida River, turn right onto Cedar Road
    • Turn right onto Moses Rock Road and follow to Cascade
    • From here, follow the signs back to Dorrigo.

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    Check the weather before you set out as the road can become boggy when it rains.


    Parking is available along the way at Norman Jolly picnic area, Platypus Flat and at the start of Red Cedar and Tramline walks.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Nymboi-Binderay National Park. One of the highlights of a visit to the park is a whitewater rafting trip down the Nymboida River. Spring is a great time to head out on a guided tour.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    18°C and 29°C

    Winter temperature


    5°C and 20°C


    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    • Toilet and picnic facilities are located at Platypus Flat campground and Norman Jolly picnic area.
    • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
    • You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.


    Disability access level - medium

    • Assistance may be required to access this area.
    • Norman Jolly picnic area is wheelchair-accessible. The area also has an accessible toilet and carpark.



    A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.



    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    If you're travelling through a national park or reserve on a public road you can have pets inside your vehicle. However, you must keep them inside your vehicle while driving through national parks or reserves. You must also comply with any conditions in the park’s plan of management, and you cannot stop to visit the park or use park facilities (unless for safety reasons, or to use publicly accessible toilets).


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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