Nature, Parks & Reserves

It’s time to get back to nature and discover the great outdoors.

From the coast to the hinterland, the Manning Valley offers 9 stunning National Parks, Reserves and State Forests that conceal some of our best kept secrets. There are so many bush tracks, mountains and lookouts that can be walked on, climbed up, cycled across or flown over.

Another must-do is pay a visit to our stunning waterfalls. The ever-cool Ellenborough, Waitui and Potoroo Falls are all unique and allow you to take a refreshing dip after exploring the area.

Boorganna Nature Reserve

Just 6km from Comboyne along Innes View Road lies Boorganna Nature Reserve. A real treasure trove, this rainforest remnant lies on volcanic soils surrounded by the cleared farmland of the Comboyne Plateau.

The Reserve is only an hour’s drive from Taree. Take your lunch and enjoy the restful mood of this unique place. Stroll down the 2.7k walking track from the picnic area and descend through the tranquil rainforest to Rawson Falls.... continue reading.

Contact details
Address:LOT 114 Innes View Rd, Innes View NSW 2429, Australia

Ellenborough Falls

  • Ellenborough Falls Kiosk

From Wingham follow the Tourist Drive 8 signs to the legendary Ellenborough Falls at Elands.

At 200 metres, Ellenborough Falls is one of the longest single drop waterfalls in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the Manning Valley’s biggest natural attractions. If you’re coming to the area, visiting this natural beauty is a must-do!

Admire the natural beauty from the viewing platform at the top, or for the more adventurous, take the 641 timber steps to the bottom of the valley where you’ll get so close you’ll feel the spray and hear the roar of the falls.... continue reading.

Contact details
Address:Ellenborough Falls Road, Elands NSW 2429


  • Manning Valley

If you love views and vistas, the Manning Valley has many inspiring lookouts that are great photo opportunities during your visit.

So make sure you pack you camera and get snap-happy when you visit the below lookouts:

Tapin Tops National Park

Tapin Tops National Park (10,828 hectares) is located on Knodingbul Road, approximately 30kms north-west of Wingham.

The Tapin Tops Rest Area is a well developed picnic area, with amenities, gas BBQs, picnic shelters and some gorgeous shady camp spots. The park was once a forestry work camp and features an array of European deciduous trees that do well in this mountain environment. Most noticeable is the row of impressive Californian redwoods which were planted in the rich volcanic soil in the early 1960’s.

Two walks are available off the picnic area, an easy 15 minute rainforest walk featuring a variety of rainforest species like Red Cedar,... continue reading.

Contact details
Address:Tapin Tops National Park, Dingo Forest, New South Wales, Australia

Wingham Brush Nature Reserve

Wingham Brush

For a nature reserve with a difference, head to Wingham Brush, located in the historical river town of Wingham.

This subtropical rainforest remnant is part of the last remaining 10 hectares of floodplain rainforest in NSW. It showcases giant Moreton Bay figs towering over a gently winding boardwalk, and is one of the largest permanent breeding populations of the endangered grey-headed flying fox.

If you get to the Brush on sunset, the sight of thousands of flying foxes heading out for the evening meal is just amazing.

There is also overnight camping available for self-contained vehicles at the entrance to the brush on Wingham Reserve.... continue reading.

Contact details
Address:Farquhar Street, Wingham, NSW, 2429, Australia