The parks and reserves of the northern Richmond Range are significant as part of a system of conservation reserves in the north east of NSW. They are also significant because they incorporate five World Heritage listed areas that are part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia, contain a diversity of vegetation communities, and contain a network of cultural sites of importance to local Bundjalung people.
These parks and reserves provide a range of ‘low key’ recreation opportunities, including the provision of roads for scenic driving, day use and camping areas, and horse riding opportunities.
The National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 requires that a plan of management be prepared for each nature reserve. A plan of management is a legal document that outlines how a reserve will be managed in the years ahead.