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INTRODUCTION:

The Brimbin Nature Reserve is situated 12km to the north west of Taree. The reserve protects an area of some 50 hectares on the Old Port Macquarie Road. It is located alongside the Dawson River and Tommy Owens Creek. The reserve protects populations of the Powerful Owl and Koala.

Brimbin Nature Reserve can be reached from the Wingham Road (and onto Cedar Party Road, before entering Old Port Macquarie Road).

In the local Aboriginal language (Biripi), the word from which the reserve's name is dervived, means 'stringybark.' The stringybark is a common tree species found within the boundary of the nature reserve.

 

CAMPING AND PICNIC FACILITIES:

There is no camping allowed within the boundaries of the reserve.

Picnic facilities at the Brimbin Picnic Area include gas BBQs, picnic shelter, water and toilet facilities.

 

WALKING:

Dawson River Walk:

The Dawson River Walk circuit begins at the Brimbin Picnic Area and follows the Dawson River for a short distance before returning to the picnic area either the same way or along Old Port Macquarie Road.

 

Kate Kelly Walk:

The Kate Kelly Walk Circuit begins at the Brimbin Picnic Area and follows Tommy Owens Creek for a short distance before branching off to the Dawson River and Kate Kellys Crossing. The walk then continues in acircuit until returning to the picnic area.

Tommy Owens Creek is named after a young boy who drowned in the creek in the mid 1800s. Kate Kelly was a local land owner in the area and who it is said nearly drowned in the area near Kate Kellys Crossing, before being rescued by convicts.

 

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