Wingham Brush Nature Reserve
Wingham Brush Nature Reserve near Taree on the Mid-North Coast, makes a great family day trip or school excursion. See grey-headed flying-foxes, enjoy birdwatching and easy walking in the rainforest.
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Located beside Manning River, just near Taree on the Mid North Coast, you’ll find an oasis of subtropical lowland rainforest at Wingham Brush Nature Reserve. It provides a fantastic day trip and excursion for the whole family.
Also known as ‘The Brush’, this reserve preserves one of only a few remnants of this rare rainforest type in Australia, and is a significant roosting and maternity site for the vulnerable grey-headed flying-fox. Stand under the canopy and you’ll see hundreds of flying-foxes hanging above you.
Wander along the wheelchair-accessible boardwalk and follow easy walking tracks to discover the vibrant life under the canopy. There are great opportunities for photography and birdwatching, and lovely places to picnic by the river nearby. Don’t miss the spectacular show at sunset, when all those flying foxes glide overhead in search of food.
Highlights in this park
Walk alongside a NPWS Discovery Ranger and explore a vibrant life under the canopy of subtropical rainforest at Wingham Brush Nature Reserve.
Wingham Brush boardwalk connects several walking tracks for a wheelchair friendly experience in the rainforest. Enjoy birdwatching and see a grey-head...
The grey-headed flying-fox is an unsung hero when it comes to pollinating plants, spreading seeds, and ensuring the survival of our native forests. It's also a threatened species in NSW.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- in the North Coast region
Wingham Brush Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, flooding, or for the benefit of the flying foxes during breeding.
02 6552 4097
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
- 78 Hargreaves Drive, Taree NSW 2430
- Taree office