MOORE PARK NATURE RESERVE

This tiny reserve is not part of the area of the ‘Big Scrub’ but is all that remains of an area once known as Boyd’s Scrub. Several stands of gallery rainforest, including black bean and silky oak, provide habitat for a large colony of grey-headed flying-foxes and endangered black flying-foxes.

It is the most important example of black bean rainforest in NSW and is just off the Summerland Way near the locality of Old Grevillia, 26klms north of Kyogle.

Moore Park picnic area, at the north end of Moore Park Reserve, is the best place to start any visit to the area. Pack a barbecue lunch and settle down around some tables in the cool shade of the rainforest. The picnic area is surrounded by beautiful scenery at the junction of Findon Creek and Richmond River. You might notice the high ridges of McPherson Range and Border Ranges National Park. Richmond Range begins to rise to the west and south.

You may see groups of grey-headed flying foxes hanging from tree limbs near the picnic area Their natural foods are native fruits and the blossoms and nectar of eucalypts.  Massing together, they make a dramatic spectacle, but be careful not to disturb their camp when it’s occupied. When the bats are in residence, please avoid disturbing them as much as possible. Birds which is may be seen include Brown capped Emerald Dove, Rose-Crowned Fruit Dove, Noisy Pitta, Bared cockatoo-shrike, Golden whistler and the Azure Kingfisher.

Grevillia Country Retreat -Grevillia

Fully self-contained cottages set in their own private gardens on a fully operational beef property close to historic Grevillia timber village. There are 2 cottages; 1 x 2 bedroom (sleeps 7) and the other 2 x bedroom + bunk house (sleeps 10). As the retreat is isolated, definitely bring your own food, bed linen (blankets supplied) and towels. Both cottage tariffs are cheaper for longer stays.
You may choose to rest and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the bush or you may like to participate in the daily activities of the property. Other activities in close proximity are to explore the rainforests of national parks, bushwalking, visit a fully operational robotic dairy farm, four wheel driving, and fishing in the rivers and dams.

Grevillia is situated 33 KM north-west of Kyogle along the Summerland Way (2 hours south on the Mt. Lindsay Highway from Brisbane and the Gold Coast). All services and facilities are located in nearby Kyogle.

Nestled amongst the mountains of the MacPherson Range near the Border Ranges National Park, in the Northern Rivers region of NSW.

Price Range

$130pn (2 bed cottage); $150pn (2 bed cottage+bunk house) then discounts for longer stays.

Findon Creek Cottage – Grevillia via Kyogle

There is nothing quite like this cottage is nestled in a quiet valley between the Border Ranges National Park , northern NSW and Mt Lindesay State Forest of Southern Queensland, approx 37kms north of the township of Kyogle.

A fully self-contained two storey country cottage overlooking Findon Creek and with classic country views.

Two single beds upstairs and a queensize downstairs • Functional kitchen with fridge, gas stove, microwave etc. • Spacious air-conditioned lounge room with wood stove • Covered verandah BBQ area with bush views • Wide covered verandah with seating for eating or relaxing • A salt water swimming pool to cool off in summer • Views from the cottage to Findon Creek and lots of bush. Contact owners direct for tariff.

Supplies, petrol etc, obtain from Kyogle before heading out.

Price Range

Contact owners for info

Dairy Flat Farm Holidays-Woodenbong

Situated in the upper reaches of the Richmond River underneath Mt Lindesay and close to the World Heritage listed Border Ranges National Park, approx 9 kms from Woodenbong and 60kms north of Kyogle. We offer self contained cottages from one to three bedrooms and the five bedroom homestead. The five bedroom, two ensuite Homestead sleeps 11 people. Dairy Flat is primarily a dairy farm and some activities include the farmyard, calf feeding, cow milking, bush walking, bird watching (recent bird watching groups have recorded 188 species of birds) and a tennis court and salt water swimming pool are available. Local drives to nearby National Parks and forest areas are also activities you can be involved in.  The property is in a valley formed by the McPherson Range (Qld Border), with Mt Lindesay and Glennies Chair, both volcanic cores, forming the north/east boundaries of the property.

All accommodation have full kitchen facilities, either wood stove or pot belly stove for cold winter nights. Automatic washing machines and dryers (no linen provided). All you need to bring is your food and linen.

We have delibrately not installed television, radio or telephone in the cottages. Urgent phone messages can be left with the manager.

Price Range

Start at $110 pcpn one bed cottage to $280 pcpn 5 bedroom homestead.