Wingham Brush Nature Reserve, Wingham

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The Wingham Brush Nature Reserve is a protected nature reserve that is located in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 8ha reserve is a rare example of sub tropical lowland rainforest and is situated on the Manning River.FeaturesMuch of Australia's lowland sub tropical rainforest was cleared for housing and agriculture, leaving only small patches remaining, such as at Wingham Brush The soils are derived from the Manning River. These alluvial soils are enriched from basaltic deposits upstream at Barrington Tops and the Comboyne and Bulga Plateaux. The average annual rainfall is at Wingham.FaunaThe most obvious mammal species in the rainforest is the grey-headed flying fox. Many other species of bats occur here too. Noteworthy birds occurring here include the osprey, green catbird, wompoo fruit-dove and brush turkey. Nocturnal gliders and possums occur in the rainforest, as do many species of reptiles, such as the land mullet.FloraThe reserve contains 76 species of trees. Most evident in Wingham Brush are the large Moreton Bay figs. Another very common plant is the giant stinging tree. The largest known blush walnut was measured at 37 metres tall, with a base of over a metre wide. Other significant tree species include white cedar, black apple, white walnut, shiny-leaved stinging tree, native elm, hairy rosewood and black booyong.
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  • Good to go for a walk through see read experience the brush nice bbq area that was clean which is hard to find at some public areas  more »
  • As we walked through the forrest, we talked about how regenerating it is to be surrounded by beautiful trees and the smell of damp undergrowth. It’s not a long walk, only about a kilometre or so on a ...  more »
  • I've had many visits to Wingham Brush showing visitors this rare environment on the banks of the Manning River. There is a great board walk where you will always see brush turkeys and if you look up i...  more »
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  • Great place to spend a night or two. The site is not powered so make sure you bring your own. Good toilet facilities and ediquate lighting considering there is no fees. Excellent views when you wake up in the morning.
  • The walk was easy, if you take your time and look around you will see heaps of birds and flying foxes. Worth the trip if you like nature and appreciate nature.
  • Absolutely beautiful, lovely relaxing place to see nature at its finest. . Fig tress are totally mind blowing, the root systems are just amazing .. We'll be taking our family back again 😆
  • Camping is free (self contained only) very small area to the road. Bins and toilets provided and water on tap
  • Great place to go for a walk enjoy beautiful nature see local wild life, bush turkeys & bats. Has camping down at river bank.

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