Sherwood Nature Reserve
All the practical information you need to know about Sherwood Nature Reserve.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
- Turn west at the Pullen Street roundabout in Woolgoolga, which later becomes Woolgoolga Creek Road.
- Follow for approximately 3km until the end of the bitumen road
- Turn left at the junction with Gentle Annie Road to reach Woolgoolga Creek picnic area
- To explore the reserve, continue driving along Gentle Annie Road.
Park entry points
- Gentle Annie Road See on map
- Woolgoolga Creek picnic area See on map
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
By public transport
Sherwood Nature Reserve is accessible by bus from Coffs Harbour to Woolgoolga, followed by a 4km walk. 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 at Sherwood Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.
See magnificent quandong trees as their fruits turn blue and fallen leaves carpet the rainforest floor with red.
A fantastic time to see rainforest birds while they're nesting and wildflowers in the heathland.
Enjoy the tranquillity in the rainforest and some cool respite from the summer heat.
Bask in the winter sun at Woolgoolga Creek picnic area and enjoy a sheltered walk in the rainforest.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
16°C and 28°C
4°C and 20°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- in the North Coast region
Sherwood Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or damage to trail network.
1300 072 757
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- Level 4, 49 Victoria Street, Grafton NSW 2460
- Grafton office
Woolgoolga (4 km)
Woolgoolga is a busy rural service town with a large Sikh population. It features a coastal setting surrounded by banana farms and forested hills.
Coffs Harbour (29 km)
Coffs Harbour is a coastal city on the North Coast, packed with things to do. It's surrounded by lush forests and national parks.
Grafton (63 km)
Grafton is a gracious, historic city in the Clarence Valley farming district. It's situated on the broad Clarence River and surrounded by river flats.