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Macquarie Marshes Nature Reserve


Macquarie Marshes Nature Reserve was created in January 1971. It covers an area of 21,927ha. For detailed park and fire management documents, visit the OEH website.

Macquarie Marshes Nature Reserve is in central northern New South Wales, around 100 km north of Warren and 30 km west of Quambone. It was listed as a Ramsar Wetlands site in 1986.

The Macquarie Marshes are one of the largest remaining inland semi-permanent wetlands in south-eastern Australia and are of international importance. The nature reserve samples all the habitat types present in the Marshes and is a major waterbird breeding area, an important refuge for a large number of other wildlife species and has significant cultural values.

Principally managed for its important wetland features, this nature reserve does not cater for day-visitors, or campers. Access is restricted to management and research personnel. However, when conditions are suitable, the NPWS runs guided activities around the reserve.

Download a Macquarie Marshes Nature Reserve brochure (pdf).

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.