Brimbin Nature Reserve

Brimbin Nature Reserve

Old Port Macquarie Rd
Taree NSW 2430

Saturday Open 24 hours Open today, Open 24 hours

Sunday Open 24 hours

Monday Open 24 hours

Tuesday Open 24 hours

Wednesday Open 24 hours

Thursday Open 24 hours

Friday Open 24 hours

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Brimbin Nature Reserve is just a stone’s throw from Taree and a tranquil place of mangrove-lined waterways for canoeing, short trails for walking and shady areas for picnicking. Yet, over the century following European settlement of this area – the traditional land of the Biripi Nation – the place had a surprisingly dynamic history.

Along with being the site of significant stock routes, bullock roads and river crossings, it was also part of a property owned by New South Wales’ only independent female colonial settler, Isabella Mary Kelly. Ms Kellys walking track and Ms Kellys Crossing were named in her honour. Tommy Owens Crossing and Creek are in memory of the 12-year-old boy who drowned here in 1850.

Enjoy picnicking by the riverside, canoeing down the waterways, or walking leisurely along one of the reserve’s two walking trails. Brimbin is also teeming with birdlife, so if you’re keen on birdwatching, be sure to tuck your binoculars in the picnic basket.

What did others have to say?

Adam Wilson

2 months ago

I was a bit disappointed with that I couldn't find the waterfall but easy walking though watch out for the spider webs

Anne Bentley

9 months ago

Stunning walk, very well graded. Picnic tables, toilets.


9 months ago

Good for a bush walk or bbq. Can be quite.

Hafizzi Hussin

a year ago

There is fallen tree blocking the entrances but its not that far walk to picnic area. Nice walking tracks. But bring insect repellent. A lot of mossies.

fred liackman

a year ago

Great walks although short ie 50 Min. Have koalas but saw none. Not effected by fires. Some nice waterholes for swimming.