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Brimbin Nature Reserve

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Brimbin Nature Reserve.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Taree:

    • Drive 6km northwest on Wingham Road
    • Turn right at Cedar Party Road
    • Continue for 6km then turn right at Old Port Macquarie Road
    • Travel through Yarratt State Forest and follow signs to Brimbin Nature Reserve

    Park entry points


    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website.

    Best times to visit

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


    Keep a close eye out for the flowering fairy light (or helmet) orchid in the forest leaf litter. It's a sparkling white flower with pinkish edges that grows on a short stem.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    17.2°C and 28.6°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    6.5°C and 19.1°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    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).



    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.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Brimbin Nature Reserve


    Nearby towns

    Taree (9 km)

    Taree is a major mid North Coast city, ringed by superb beaches. It's situated on the Manning River and set against rolling hills.

    Wingham (12 km)

    A short stroll from the centre of Wingham is Wingham Brush Nature Reserve. Here you'll see a major colony of grey-headed flying foxes hanging head-down in the canopies of 1000-year-old Moreton Bay and strangler figs.

    Forster (43 km)

    Dominated by water sports Forster is the centre of the Great Lakes area.