Around 25 kilometres north of Taree take a drive through Coorabakh National Park.
Wander amongst giant Blackbutt forest over the shaded boardwalks of the Starrs Creek sub tropical rainforest. Amble down along a fresh creek to Newbys cave and if the day is warm you simply have to take yourself for a dip in the ever cool Waitui Falls. Some of the most amazing views over the Manning Valley and out to the coastline can be enjoyed here from Newbys, Flat Rock and Vincent’s lookouts.
Be sure to check out Big Nellie, Flat Nellie and Little Nellie, prominent ancient volcanic plugs which as a sneaky piece of trivia are part of the same volcanic vent that formed the famous Glass House Mountains in Queensland.
Great overnight camping facilities are available at Coopernook Forest Park located in the adjacent Coopernook State Forest, just 10 minutes from the highway.
Newbys Creek Walk and Caves
Five minutes walk up the creek from Newbys Creek Road, you can explore the fascinating Newbys Cave. The cave has a large overhanging rock formation, making a natural shelter in the creek bed. The walk continues further upstream amongst lush ferns and sparkling creek waters. Time suggested: 10 – 20 minutes.
|Address:||Coopernook Forest Drive, Coopernook NSW 2426|