Scenic Drives


4WDing Tele Point

From the village of Telegraph Point, Cooperabung Creek Nature Reserve, Ballengarra State Forest, and Cairncross State Forest all over scenic bush drives and the opportunity for 4WDing.

Cooperabung Creek Nature Reserve is located 5km north of Telegraph Point, midway between Port Macquarie and Kempsey and covers an area of 325 ha. Passionfruit Creek is an ephemeral creek running through the nature reserve, and which runs into the Wilson River.

Ballengarra State Forest is located 10 km north of Telegraph Point on the western side of the highway near Kundabung. It covers an area of around 3,800 hectares. Its primary watercourse is Pipers Creek which flows into the Maria River. 

Cairncross State Forest is located just a few kilometres west of Telegraph Point on the south side of the Wilson River. It covers an area of around 2,200 hectares. Balyngara Creek, Waterfall Creek, and Loggy Creek form a network of ephemeral creeks through the forest.


Cairncross State Forest

To Cairncross Fire Tower

Reid's Road, Scrubby Creek Road, to Tower Trail.

A fairly tight and technical creek run. The creek at Cairncross can hold a lot of water if there's been recent rain. While this adds to the beauty and fun, a snorkel is recommended after heavy rainfall. Best only attempted by 4WDs with a lift and minimum of 33's. Recovery gear is a must.

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4WDing and Forest Trails Around Telegraph Point