Nymboi-Binderay National Park, NSW: Destination Guide

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Experience the Aussie bush in all its glory with a trip to the incredible Nymboi-Binderay National Park.

Read on to discover the best things to see and do in Nymboi-Binderay National Park or find and book accommodation near the Nymboi-Binderay National Park today.

About Nymboi-Binderay National Park

Nymboi-Binderay National Park is a striking riverside forested region within easy reach of Coffs Harbour and the NSW coast. The park boasts a landscape of densely forested ranges, with the Nymboida River cutting out a spectacular and scenic gorge. Wildlife is also abound in the park, with river turtles, platypus, the powerful owl, koalas, and kookaburras just some of the fascinating creatures calling these stunning rainforests and extensive old forests home.

Things to do in Nymboi-Binderay National Park

Camping, bushwalking, swimming, relaxing. Take your pick, all are available by the bucketful at the Nymboi-Binderay National Park. Those who enjoy getting the adrenaline pumping will especially love the park, with numerous kayaking and white water rafting opportunities available along the Nymboida River, which cuts through the heart of the park. If you want to stay on dry land, explore the park’s unmarked trails that weave through tallowwood trees and coachwood rainforest.

Attractions in Nymboi-Binderay National Park

Moonpar Forest Drive

The Moonpar Forest Drive is a 65km circuit which cuts through the park’s southern section, crossing the river several times. The narrow dirt road has many steep sections, making it unsuitable for caravans, and can become impassable after heavy rain. Allow at least half a day and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at Platypus Flat or Cod Hole where you might meet a team of white water rafters, as this is the stop-off point for morning tours.

The Red Cedar Track and Tramline Track

The Red Cedar Track, a 300m circuit through subtropical rainforest, leads to the 50m-tall forest elder, which is one of the few cedars preserved from the intense logging activities that took place from 1857 to the 1890s. The nearby 800m Tramline Track tells the story of the historic logging tramway that was operational at the time. In 1923, a steam-powered mill was built and a steam winch was used to haul rainforest logs. It soon became apparent that a narrow-gauge rail line was necessary as the distance from the mill increased – it was operational until 1942 and reached a maximum distance of 12km.

Getting to Nymboi-Binderay National Park

Located just a short way inland from Coffs Harbour, Nymboi-Binderay National Park is about 433km south from Brisbane and 599km north of Sydney

By car

Nymboi-Binderay National Park is about a seven hour drive from Brisbane via the Pacific Motorway and Pacific Highway, and an eight hours and 45 minutes drive from Sydney via the Pacific Highway.

By air

Those coming from Sydney can fly to Coffs Harbour, which is an hour long flight, then drive three hours and 74km to get to the national park.

Where to stay in Nymboi-Binderay National Park                                     

Platypus Flat campground is a picturesque spot to pull up stumps for the night. For more accommodation in and around Nymboi-Binderay National Park, click here.