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.
Park map: Brimbin Nature Reserve
Local map: showing Brimbin Nature Reserve
NSW map: showing Brimbin Nature Reserve
Australia map: showing Brimbin Nature Reserve
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