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Shannon Creek forest drive

Nymboi-Binderay National Park

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Shannon Creek forest drive is currently closed. The views are fantastic along this 70km scenic drive. Stop for a swim, picnic or camp overnight at one of the remote, picturesque spots provided by the river.

Nymboi-Binderay National Park
70km one-way
Time suggested
Opening times

Chaelundi National Park is always open, except if the park is closed due to fire danger.

Please note
  • There is limited mobile phone reception in this park
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch

Shannon Creek forest drive is a fantastic opportunity to explore some of the rugged scenery in a remote forested area west of Nymboida. The 70km stretch heads through the eastern section of Chaelundi National Park. Be sure to bring binoculars – you’ll spot kangaroos, wallabies and the odd shy koala if you’re lucky.

The road winds around forested hills with spotted gum, ironbark and an understorey of rainforest in patches, lending rich colours to the protected gullies. There are also steep valleys and rocky outcrops - perfect for a self-reliant expedition by 4WD.

A small picnic area on Shannon Creek Road provides a great base for recreation opportunities.

There’s plenty of space for bush camping and picnicking, walking and bike trails, fishing, photography and opportunities to appreciate nature. Picnic and camping areas are also offered in nearby Guy Fawkes River National Park.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.