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Wingham Brush Nature Reserve

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

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    From Taree:

    • Follow Wingham Road north-west to the township of Wingham
    • As you enter the township, turn left into Isabella Street.
    • Continue until you see the entrance and carpark next to Wingham School
    • Alternatively, continue past Isabella Street, turn left into Farquhar Street, and follow to the end where you’ll see another entrance and carpark.

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information. Please note bikes are not permitted within the reserve.

    By public transport

    Wingham Brush Nature Reserve is not accessible by public transport.

    Best times to visit

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


    Enjoy the peaceful ambience and see the beautiful autumn colours on the leaves of the white cedars as you wander along the boardwalk.


    Wander through the rainforest by day, then, on the banks of the river at sunset, watch the spectacular sight of flying foxes flying out in search of food.


    Escape the holiday crowds, enjoy cooler temperatures under the rainforest canopy and see grey-headed flying foxes when breeding reaches its peak.


    Keep your eyes out for seasonal altitudinal migrants, such as fruit pigeons, bowerbirds and bats foraging in the rainforest.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    16°C and 29°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    6°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.

    Wingham Brush Nature Reserve


    Nearby towns

    Wingham (1 km)

    A short stroll from the centre of Wingham is Wingham Brush Nature Reserve. Here you'll see a major colony of grey-headed flying foxes hanging head-down in the canopies of 1000-year-old Moreton Bay and strangler figs.

    Taree (13 km)

    Taree is a major mid North Coast city, ringed by superb beaches. It's situated on the Manning River and set against rolling hills.

    Forster (46 km)

    Dominated by water sports Forster is the centre of the Great Lakes area.