Coachwood loop track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 0.9km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Moonpar Rd, Moonpar

  • End: Moonpar Rd, Moonpar

  • Location: Nymboi-Binderay National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 570 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -30.21686833

  • Longitude: 152.6801217

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Coachwood loop track is a 0.9km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in the Nymboi-Binderay National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Hike Summary

The Coachwood loop track takes you through coachwood rainforest and stands of tallowwood trees that are sure to dwarf you. Along this short walk, you'll see majestic blue gums; keep your eyes open for birds high in the trees.
Setting out from Norman Jolly picnic area, this walk makes a nice way to finish off your picnic or a good way to work up an appetite for lunch.
For a longer stay spend the night at the nearby Platypus Flat campground or continue along Moonpar Forest drive to return to Dorrigo.

About the region

The Nymboida River runs through the heart of Nymboi-Binderay National Park, making it a popular destination for intrepid white-water rafters and kayakers. A short section of the river at Platypus Flat is suitable for swimming, otherwise the river is for experienced white-water paddlers only.

Although rafting is the best way to fully appreciate the park’s stunning beauty, Moonpar Forest drive offers an alternative option while experienced bushwalkers will love exploring the park’s landscape on foot along unmarked trails, through tallowwood trees and coachwood rainforest. It’s a great place to escape to nature for the weekend.

The stunning rainforests and extensive old forests in Nymboi-Binderay provide a habitat for a variety of threatened animals like the powerful owl, stuttering frog as well as the more common koala and kookaburra. Plus, amongst the park’s 55 metre tall eucalypts, you’ll discover the remnants of the early timber industry and historic days of the axe, crosscut saw and steam tramways.

Getting there

Coachwood loop track starts at Norman Jolly picnic area in Nymboi-Binderay National Park. To get there:From Dorrigo, travel north along Tyringham RoadTurn right into Moonpar RoadNorman Jolly picnic area is located at the end of Moonpar Road. Parking Parking is available at Norman Jolly picnic area


Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
Check the weather before you set out as the road to Norman Jolly picnic area can become boggy when it rains

Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

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