Nymboi-Binderay National Park
This park surrounds the spectacular granite gorges and rainforest-lined banks of the rugged Nymboida River. The Nymboida rapids are renowned among white-water enthusisasts, and rafting is certainly the best way to fully appreciate the river's stunning beauty.
The park also contains parts of the Little Nymboida river and well-known recreational spots at Cod Hole and The Junction. Rainforest and extensive old-growth forest provide habitat for a variety of threatened fauna.
Nymboi-Binderay National Park lies north of Dorrigo and comprises part of the former Wild Cattle Creek, Clouds Creek and Kangaroo Creek state forests. It includes patches of the rare Dorrigo white gum.
This park is near...
Dorrigo (25 km)
Best access routes
The park is 25 km north of Dorrigo. Drive in on forest roads from Dorrigo, Moleton or Nymboida. From Dorrigo, turn into Moonpar Road (unsealed; 4WD vehicle required in wet weather) off Tyringham Road or take the Megan Road from Dorrigo, turning left at Cascade onto Moses Rock Road to reach the remote campsite of Cod Hole.
The Junction is reached via Black Mountains Road from Moleton or Nymboida. ,
Road quality: unpaved sections
Facilities & things to do
Enjoy a remote picnic or go swimming, whitewater rafting kayaking or fishing on the rivers. Whitewater rafting companies in Coffs Harbour offer popular one and two day trips on the Nymboida River, which flows through the park. If you're rafting or kayaking, make sure you're aware of the hazards of fast-flowing rapids and floodwater during the wetter summer months.
You can wander through a magnificent stand of tallowwood trees and coachwood rainforest. There are no tracks, but if you're a well-equipped and experienced walker you'll enjoy exploring the park.
Picnics and barbecues
Have a family picnic or fishing trip at The Junction, Cod Hole or Platypus Flat, which is part of the State Forest.
The park is renowned for its diversity of flora. The bulk of the park is made up of dry forest types with significant areas of rainforest and wet eucalypt forest along with extensive areas of old growth forest.
The park provides habitat for approximately 15 threatened species. The rivers, creeks and drainage lines provide pristine habitat for a wide range of rare or threatened frogs.
Information for this National Park has been supplied courtesy of The New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service