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Rainforest walk

Coramba Nature Reserve

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Rainforest walk.

Track grading

Grade 4

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    15 - 27min

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Flat

  • Distance

    0.8km return

  • Steps

    No steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Rainforest walk is in Coramba Nature Reserve. To get there:

    From Coffs Harbour:

    • Travel 10km northwest via Coramba Road
    • Turn left into Coramba Recreation Ground

    From Coramba:

    • Travel 2.5km north along Orara Way
    • Turn right into Coramba Recreation Ground

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available on the Coramba Recreation Ground carpark adjacent to the reserve. 

    Best times to visit

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

    Spring

    Take a walk along Orara River and bring your binoculars to spot native birds, such as wompoo fruit doves, rose-crowned fruit doves, figbirds, noisy pitas, brown cuckoo doves and white-headed pigeons.

    Summer

    Escape the heat with a tranquil stroll through the rainforest down to the river, enjoying cool canopy shade.

    Winter

    When the weather is wet, the mushrooms are in full bloom in the reserve and you'll be able to spot some amazingly bright and beautiful colours.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    17°C and 29°C

    Highest recorded

    43.3°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    5°C and 20°C

    Lowest recorded

    -3.2°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    August

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    388.2mm

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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.

    Prohibited

    Pets

    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.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Rainforest walk

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    Park info

    Rainforest walk, Coramba Nature Reserve. Photo: Rob Cleary