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Brimbin picnic area

Brimbin Nature Reserve

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Not far from Taree, Brimbin picnic area’s idyllic riverside location is a great spot for picnicking, barbecues, canoeing and birdwatching. It’s also where Dawson River walking track begins in Brimbin Nature Reserve.

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Drinking water, sunscreen, hat, binoculars

There’s something completely relaxing about picnicking near a river – the sounds, the fresh smell, the coolness of the air and all the wildlife that waterways attract. Brimbin picnic area is located right on Dawson River in Brimbin Nature Reserve.

If you’re on a road trip, take a break in Brimbin’s shady picnic area and listen to the birds for a while. Or perhaps you’re staying in Taree and looking for a place to spend the day. Bring the kids and the canoes along. There’s no need to skimp on supplies because it’s only a short walk from the carpark to your picnic spot. Fire up the barbecue and cook up a feast in this secluded natural bush setting.

The whole family can also enjoy paddling on Dawson River and Tommy Owens Creek. Dawson River walking track begins from the picnic area, which is an easy walk and a great one to take kids on. The start of Ms Kellys walking track isn’t far away either.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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  • in Brimbin Nature Reserve in the North Coast region
  • Brimbin Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to flood events, poor weather or fire danger.

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