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Victoria Park boardwalk is a 0.4km, grade 2 Circuit hike located in the Victoria Park Nature Reserve, NSW. The hike should take approximately 30mins to complete.
Transport yourself to the lush world of sub-tropical rainforests on the short Victoria Park boardwalk. Discover the giant Morton Bay figs and towering black beans, remnants of the original Big Scrub that covered the Northern Rivers region. The path is suitable for prams and wheelchairs and accessible facilities at Victoria Park picnic area, means everyone can enjoy this idyllic spot.
As soon as you enter the shady green cool of the lush rainforest, dappled light filters through the dense canopy. The kids will love birdwatching for the vibrant wompoo fruitdove and colourful pitta bird. If you hear a scurry in the leaf litter, it’s likely to be the shy red-legged pademelon.
On a series of informative displays, learn how the local Widjabul Aboriginal people, of the Bundjalung nation, used the plants of the rainforest. You’ll find out how the curved sheath of the bangalow palm was used to carry water, and the sap of the strangler fig to heal wounds.
About the Region
Victoria Park Nature Reserve in the North Coast region
Victoria Park Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
To Victoria Park Nature Reserve access. From Pacific Highway (north or south):Take the Bruxner Highway exit to Lismore/AlstonvilleTake the Alstonville exitHead south along Wardell RoadTurn right into Dalwood Road over the causeway, then turn left into Victoria Park Road.Veer right at the Y’ junction and follow the road to Victoria Park Nature Reserve Park entry points Victoria Park Nature Reserve access See on map Parking Parking is available in the carpark on Victoria Road.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.
To help keep the rainforest free of weeds and foreign matter, please keep to the boardwalk.
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.