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Norman Jolly picnic area

Nymboi-Binderay National Park

Overview

Enjoy a picnic among tall old-growth trees and historic logging relics at Norman Jolly picnic area in Nymboi-Binderay National Park, not far from Dorrigo.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Nymboi-Binderay National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Price
Free

The first thing you’ll notice at Norman Jolly picnic area is the gigantic old-growth trees, the largest of which stand up to 55 metres tall and a couple of metres wide. They are thought to be up to 800 years old and make this a scenic and peaceful place to picnic and relax for the afternoon. If you have time, walk the easy Coachwood loop track which starts from the picnic area.

Dedicated to 19th century forester Norman Jolly who made an important contribution to the teaching and practice of forestry in Australia, you’ll notice a couple of historic logging arches that are relics of a time when this land was logged.

Platypus Flat campground is close by if you want to stay overnight or follow Moonpar Forest drive for a scenic return trip to Dorrigo.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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Norman Jolly Picnic Area, Nymboi-Binderay National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary