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Rainforest Walk

Distance: A network of short trails on paths and boardwalks, each is about about 50 to 100 metres long (total distance about 400 metres) exploring five types of north coast rainforest.

See Rainforests in the Garden Areas section.

Starts At: Rainforest walks sign and map – turn right at the Glasshouse on the main path. 

750 metres from the garden entrance.

The rainforests can also be explored as a side trip on a grand circuit walk around the garden, starting off with the Garlambirla Walk along Coffs Creek. See the garden map.

A network of paths explores five different types of NSW North Coast lowland rainforest types. More than 350 species of rainforest trees, shrubs and vines were planted in the 1980’s. Marvel at how tall and shady the trees have become since planting! Especially the majestic Blue Fig (Elaeocarpus grandis) also known as the Quandong and the Yellow Carabeen (Sloanea woolsii) with their characteristic buttress roots and the deciduous Red Cedar (Toona ciliata, previously australis) which lured the cedar getters to the region in search of the ‘red gold’ timber. 

The rainforests include the well known food trees – the Macadamia nut tree (Macadamia tetraphylla) and the Queensland and NSW Davidson Plums (Davidsonia pruriens and D. jerseyana).  See the Rainforests section in garden areas for more details about the five different types of north coast region rainforest which are planted in the garden.