Victoria Park Nature Reserve

Victoria Park Nature Reserve, Alstonville: Address, Victoria Park Nature Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Victoria Park Nature Reserve

Victoria Park Nature Reserve
4.5
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Valarie T
Tweed Heads, Australia96 contributions
Short walk
May 2021
I think the last time we were there it was a track through a rainforest now there is a short boardwalk and we didn’t see ant pademelons😟
Written 4 May 2021
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Anita T
Forster, Australia11 467 contributions
Lovely Remnant of Rainforest
Dec 2020 • Couples
We just happened to come across this wonderful nature reserve on a drive.
It is one of only 11 such remnants of rainforest remaining in the Far North Coast and has a wonderful diversity of rainforest species.
We visited just after the rent rain event so the 300 metre boardwalk was strewn with branches and leaves and even a fallen tree.
The walk was wonderful and we really like seeing the Strangler Figs and the liana vines and listening to the calls of so many birds.
There is a nice grassy picnic area with tables, a bbq and a drop toilet. There is also an interesting information board.
Written 20 December 2020
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Heather G
Alstonville, Australia1 contribution
Good bbq and a beautiful stroll
Aug 2019 • Family
Victoria park is a great place to visit with young children. The bbq facilities were great and the boardwalk loop through the forest was beautiful.
Written 12 February 2020
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Suzanne2477
Alstonville, Australia42 contributions
Peaceful, natural oasis on the plateau
Aug 2019
This small walk through the National Park shows what the original forest over the Alstonville Plateau looked like before Teak logging took place. There is a short boardwalk for everyone to access, prams, wheelchairs, and children. We went with our grand-daughter and she was fascinated by the forest view . She saw one of the native pademelons, which was quite shy as it jumped away by the time we caught up to her.
It is a great place for a play and a picnic outside the actual forest walk, with tables and grass for the kids to kick a ball, but not extensive as a large parkland. Toilets also.
I hesitate to recommend this place as it is so beautiful and natural, but it is there for one and all to enjoy, and so close to home!
It is cool in the forest and there is a feeling of peace, awe and calm.
Written 8 October 2019
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Odyssey811876
Ballina, Australia606 contributions
A wonderful sanctuary in the Big Scrub
Dec 2018 • Family
Victoria Park, just south of Alstonville off Dalwood road, is a stunning example of the Big Scrub rainforest that once covered most of the Northern Rivers. This is not a big park (managed by National Parks New South Wales) as it is surrounded by farmland. It does provide an amazing diverse amount of both flora and fauna. We saw many different birds including both wrens, brush turkeys and doves. We also saw 4 pademelons and in the past I have seen both flying foxes and possums here. The raised timber walkway is only a 300m loop, so typically we do the loop 2-3 times to observe different things. I attended with three 3 year olds who absolutely loved the park. The 2 teenagers did not complain either (certainly after they discovered it was a Pokémon stop!)
Facilities include parking, both covered and open tables, electric BBQs, information signs, and self composting toilets. A lovely, rarely visited quiet place to visit. A great spot to get your “forest fix”.
Written 2 January 2019
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JElliot32
New South Wales, Australia3 020 contributions
Back to nature ... and watch out for pademelons
Aug 2018 • Solo
The park is in a piece of remnant rainforest about 7 km from Alstonville. As well as a small carpark, picnic facilities and toilets it features a boardwalk of about 400 m that loops through a flat section of the forest, making for a very easy 10-minute stroll. There is some good signage about different resident tree species like strangler figs and black beans and no shortage of birdlife. Only spotted a couple of brush turkeys and an Eastern Yellow Robin but the incessant bird calls told me there were plenty of others about, including catbirds, whipbirds and Lewin's honeyeaters. However, the undoubted highlight for me was spotting numerous pademelons (forest-dwelling mini-wallabies) hopping through the bush. I visited the park twice during a stay in Alstonville and saw them both times.
Written 4 September 2018
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Henny52
Walton-On-Thames, UK260 contributions
Yay - we saw pademelons!!
Jan 2018 • Couples
Well worth the detour. The all weather boardwalk circuit is well laid out and feels so remote. Just listen to the cicadas and watch out for pademelons (which we had never seen before) which are a small cute kangaroo. There were only a few people there when we visited, meaning it was quite quiet - essential for spotting wildlife. No special walking shoes required and, best of all, it’s completely free of charge.
Written 21 January 2018
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Theo
Gold Coast, Australia563 contributions
Rock pools
Jan 2018 • Friends
This review is for the rock pools out the back of Austinville road. They are a hidden gem. Just 10 mins west of mudgeraba. They have steps and you can park near by so you do not need to worry about the car. There is no phone reception as you get near but 2 km back down the road you go in on it will work. After you can go for a 5 minute drive to Polly kitchen for some fantastic food . Great outing with kids or to cool off on a hot summers day.
Written 4 January 2018
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robyn b
Sydney, Australia88 contributions
Pleasant stroll through rainforest area.
Nov 2017 • Couples
We were interested in the flora of the area and this park was well set out with walkways that made our stop memorable.
Written 5 November 2017
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Beryleye
Alstonville, Australia77 contributions
Lovely diversion
Aug 2017 • Couples
Boardwalk rainforest walk. Ancient towering trees and some history. Easy parking and park area with gas bbq, shade and toilets. Great place to stop for lunch or morning/afternoon tea off the beaten track. Peaceful spot.
Written 14 September 2017
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