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Ngambaa Nature Reserve

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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


    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.


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


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


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

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    17.4°C and 28.8°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    6.3°C and 20.3°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month

    February and March

    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day




    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 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.

    Ngambaa Nature Reserve


    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.

    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.

    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.