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Sherwood Nature Reserve

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Woolgoolga:

    • 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


    By bike

    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

    Summer temperature


    16°C and 28°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    4°C and 20°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    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.

    Sherwood Nature Reserve


    • 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.

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    Nearby towns

    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.