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Sherwood Forest drive

Sherwood Nature Reserve

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

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    Sherwood Forest drive starts in the south-eastern precinct of Sherwood Nature Reserve. To get there from Woolgoolga:

    • Drive west along Woolgoolga Creek Road and follow the signs to Woolgoolga Creek picnic area.
    • Follow Gentle Annie Road along the northern boundary of the reserve until it merges with Sherwood Road.
    • Drive on Sherwood Road to the intersection with Waihou Road.
    • Turn left onto Waihou Road.
    • Head west on Waihou Road, then follow Waihou Road which continues to the finish at Nana Glen.
    • Either return to Woolgoolga via Bucca Road, or drive north through Glenreagh to Sherwood Creek Road.


    Parking is available at various sites along the drive.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you at Sherwood Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.


    See magnificent quandong trees as their fruits turn blue and fallen leaves carpet the rainforest floor with red.


    A fantastic time to see rainforest birds while they're nesting and wildflowers in the heathland.


    Enjoy the tranquillity in the rainforest and some cool respite from the summer heat.


    Bask in the winter sun at Woolgoolga Creek picnic area and enjoy a sheltered walk in the rainforest.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    16°C and 28°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    4°C and 20°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day


    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.



    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.

    Sherwood Forest drive

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    Park info

    • in Sherwood Nature Reserve in the North Coast region
    • Sherwood Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or damage to trail network.