Myrtle Scrub scenic drive
Cottan-Bimbang National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Myrtle Scrub scenic drive.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
Myrtle Scrub scenic drive is in the western precinct of Cottan-Bimbang National Park. To get there:
- From Walcha, follow the Oxley Highway south east for approximately 65km.
- The western entrance to the drive is on the right at the entrance to the park
Alternatively, if beginning from Wauchope:
- Follow the Oxley Highway north west for approximately 90km
- The eastern entrance to the drive is on the left, keep an eye out for the signs.
Check the weather before you set out as the road can become slippery when it rains.
Parking is available at the picnic area next to Cells River.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Cottan-Bimbang National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
Settle down for a picnic at the clearing by Cells River and the magnificent timber bridge, a relic of former forestry management.
Take Myrtle Scrub scenic drive through old-growth wet eucalypt forest and rainforest, keeping an eye out for lyrebirds and bandicoots.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
17°C and 28.5°C
6.1°C and 19.2°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
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 dog walking 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.
- Walcha office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6777 4700
- 188W North Street, Walcha NSW 2354
- in Cottan-Bimbang National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
Cottan-Bimbang National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.