Nymboida National Park
Learn more about why this park is special
Nymboida National Park is a special place. Here are just some of the reasons why:
Outdoor activities against a dramatic backdrop
Experience the excitement of nature among the gorges and forest while canoeing, 4WDing, hiking and camping. The protected wilderness of Nymboida offers a spectacular landscape for you to explore, formed by ancient volcanoes and long periods of faulting and uplift. You'll discover rugged and remote valleys, the pristine waters of the Nymboida and Mann rivers, and magnificent towering forest.
The challenging territory of the Nymboida has seen plenty of settler activity over the years. Generations of families mustered on large, rugged bush blocks on the Nymboida and Mann rivers, sometimes camping in slab huts, and miners of tin and gold worked Nymboida and Chambigne Creek Goldfield along Mann River valley.
As nature intended
The core of Nymboida National Park has been declared wilderness and is sliced up by the rugged Mann River. The Bindery-Mann Wilderness, along with the adjacent Washpool Wilderness, forms a large area where nature survives away from direct human interference. This bushland connects with the Gibraltar Range-Washpool section of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia.
- Multi-day Nymboida whitewater adventures Unplug from technology and re-connect with others on a thrilling Nymboida River canoe trip. Let Journey Outdoors in Nature safely introduce you to the thrill of whitewater paddling.
An important habitat for animals and birdlife
Search the skies for the majestic white-bellied sea eagle, listen out for the magical call of bellbirds, and rest your paddle while you search for turtles and water dragons. Look beneath the surface of the river for fish, but pay close attention to fishing regulations - the park's rivers contain part of the only remaining wild breeding population of the critically endangered eastern freshwater cod. It is illegal to catch them and other seasonal fishing restrictions also apply.
- Nymboida whitewater canoeing and rafting tours Join the experienced guides of Exodus Adventures for an exhilarating rafting or canoeing trip down the Nymboida and Boyd rivers, in Nymboida and Nymboi-Binderay national parks, near Coffs Harbour.
Aboriginal cultural heritage
This region covers parts of the traditional lands of the Ngarrabul and Gumbaynggirr People. The land and waterways, and the plants and animals that live in them, feature in all facets of Aboriginal culture - including recreational, ceremonial, spiritual and as a main source of food and medicine. Evidence of past occupation includes open campsites along the Mann and Nymboida River terraces, and local Aboriginal people maintain strong links with this special country.