Banyabba Nature Reserve
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
Banyabba Nature Reserve was created in January 1969. It covers an area of 15210ha. View the detailed park and fire management documents.
This park is one of a group where the Bandjalang people's native title rights have been recognised in only the third determination of native title rights in New South Wales.
Native title rights come from the Bandjalang people's traditional laws and customs and legally recognise the Bandjalang people's connection to Country. This means that these lands will continue to be places of ceremony, learning and inspiration for generations to come.
The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is working with the Bandjalang people to help promote culture and reconciliation on the national parks. An Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) is being negotiated by the NSW Department of Trade and Investment on behalf of the NSW Government. NPWS is participating in those negotiations in relation to joint management of parks and protection of cultural heritage. Find out more about Aboriginal joint management of parks.
The park was created in January 1969, covers an area of 15,209 hectares and forms part of the group of national parks, nature reserves and state conservation areas located along the southern section of the Richmond Range.
The majority of the reserve has been declared a wilderness area. It contains vast and rugged forested landscapes that provide opportunities for solitude and self-reliant recreation. The provisions of the Wilderness Act preclude activities other than low impact, self-reliant activities from occurring in wilderness areas. Banyabba Nature Reserve is also listed on the Register of National Estate for its outstanding natural catchment and river system values. The reserve contains vegetation associated with sandstone geology.
These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.