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Ngambaa Nature Reserve

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Kempsey:

    • Travel north on Pacific Highway to Fredrickton, then turn left onto Collombatti Road.
    • Follow Collombatti Road, then Range Road, then Buds Crossing Road, which leads you into the reserve.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information

    By public transport

    Ngambaa Nature Reserve is not accessible by public transport.

    Best times to visit

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

    Autumn

    Take binoculars in the short walk from Cedar Park picnic area, keeping your eyes open for native birds and koalas.

    Spring

    Take a scenic drive through the reserve, keeping an eye out for wildflowers.

    Summer

    Have a barbecue at Cedar Park picnic area, cooling your feet in Stockyard Creek.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    17.4°C and 28.8°C

    Highest recorded

    43°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    6.3°C and 20.3°C

    Lowest recorded

    -1.8°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    February and March

    Driest month

    September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    314.5mm

    Facilities

    Amenities

    Picnic tables

    Barbecue facilities

    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 + 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).

    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 OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Ngambaa Nature Reserve

    Contact

    Nearby towns

    Macksville (28 km)

    Macksville is a relaxed fishing and oyster-farming town centre of a rich rural district. It's on low-lying land around the Nambucca River.

    www.visitnsw.com

    South West Rocks (44 km)

    South West Rocks is a sleepy coastal retreat at its barefoot best. It's an oceanfront holiday town on north-facing Trial Bay.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Kempsey (49 km)

    Kempsey is a historic river town close to national parks and majestic beaches. Kempsey is a convenient place for an overnight stop for anyone driving between Sydney and the North Coast.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Stockyard Creek and surrounding forest, Ngambaa Nature Reserve. Photo: Rob Cleary