Located in an area that is significant to both the Dunghutti and Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal people, Ngambaa Nature Reserve is an easily accessible 10 minute drive north-west of Kempsey. Access is on unsealed forest roads from Eungai Creek or via Frederickton.
You can enjoy a short 500m stroll from the Cedar Park Picnic Area near Stockyard Creek, or if you’re a more serious hiker venture further afield into rugged rainforest wilderness and open forests.
The Cedar Park Scenic Drive access is closed from Mungay Creek but access is still available to Cedar Park and Collombatti Lookout via gravel roads through the hills and forests of the reserve. Pause at the Collombatti Fire Lookout Tower for panoramic views of the region. Take a break at Cedar Park Picnic Area. Stroll into the forest, with its stand of red cedars, festooned with ferns and orchids, listen for a lyrebird or rainforest pigeon.
Take care on narrow, unsealed forest roads that are only suitable for 4WD vehicles in wet weather.
Photo: Rob Cleary
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