Ngambaa Nature Reserve

Ngambaa Nature Reserve offers a retreat for animals and people alike, with areas of old-growth forest perfect for car touring, bushwalking, birdwatching, a family picnic and barbecue.

Of shared significance to the Aboriginal Dunghutti, Ngambaa and Gumbaynggirr People, Ngambaa Nature Reserve combines rich cultural heritage with a stunning rainforest environment. The coastal foothills are thick with old-growth grey gums, while red cedars sprout near tranquil creeks. There are broad dry open ridges and deep wet forests occupied by glossy black cockatoos. Indeed, the great diversity of trees makes Ngambaa a key habitat for flying animals, including the threatened powerful owl and yellow-bellied gliders.

Ngambaa may be remote, but its solitude will appeal to a certain type of traveller. Self-sufficient hikers will find much ground to chart, birdwatching enthusiasts will be in paradise, and those who enjoy car touring will appreciate the generous network of quiet roadways that thread through the area. There are places to cool down and unwind in the shade, and wood barbecues perfect for long lunches.

Keep your eyes peeled. With koalas and giant barred frogs living in the area, you never know what you might see in Ngambaa Nature Reserve.

Nearby events

  1. Lloyd Spiegel Kempsey

    Sunday 01 July 2018 , Kempsey

    Lloyd Spiegel releases ‘Backroads’. Australian acoustic blues mastermind Lloyd Spiegel is delighted to announce the release of his eighth album ‘Backroads’ and is touring to back it up. Backroads is a hard-edged, brutally honest account o…

    01 Jul
  2. Slim Dusty Festival

    Monday 15 October 2018 to Sunday 21 October 2018 , Kempsey

    Fun and Friendly Country Music Festival for all ages in October with camping on site - choose powered and unpowered sites. Their great bus tour this year will be to Slim Dusty's childhood homestead and The Pub with No Beer with morning tea …

    15 Oct - 21 Oct
  3. South West Rocks Running Festival

    Sunday 09 June 2019 , Kempsey

    The South West Rocks Running Festival, formally the Macleay River Marathon, in its 35th year, is a scenic riverside run along the banks of the beautiful Macleay River and back to Trial Bay Gaol. It is held every year on the June long weeken…

    09 Jun