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Published April 21st 2021
Enjoy a serene stroll and picnic at this gorgeous park
The Victoria Park Conservation Reserve is a very short but beautiful boardwalk that is located in the Northern Rivers region, inland of Byron Bay. Many years ago, when I called Byron home, I always found myself needing an escape from the constant tourists and busyness of the Bay. I had come across this reserve by mistake when I'd drove past a waterfall I'd originally set out for. So I ended up pulling into the car park to work out exactly where to go & boy am I glad I did!
It may be a short little walk but it's always so enjoyable to immerse yourself in the rainforest whilst listening to the sounds of the birds and keeping a keen eye for the many wildlife that you could see here...
The walk is along a well maintained boardwalk
As you can see from the photo above, the boardwalk winds through the rainforest and offers plenty of sightseeing, bird-watching and wildlife encounters. The boardwalk is only a mere 300m long but it is accessible to all, so makes it a great spot for all ages and all fitness levels.
The Conservation Reserve is a spot of very unique Aboriginal history and thanks to NSW National Parks, they have brought this to life with information plaques and interesting facts scattered along the walk highlighting the connections.
So many interesting facts you'll learn along the stroll
You will also find this place to be a perfect picnic spot with plenty of options to choose from. At the car park of the reserve, there are shaded and unshaded picnic tables, BBQs & plenty of grassland to set a blanket down and dig in!
Plenty of picnic spots to choose from at the start of the boardwalk!
When visiting the Reserve leaving from Byron Bay, you should head south on the Pacific Motorway towards the country town of Alstonville. From there, it is roughly 6 kilometres from the town to the suburb of Dalwood. Once you've located Dalwood Road, driving along you will then see a sign to turn left for the Conservation Reserve. Alternatively, if you wish to put the address into your Maps and let them direct you the reserve is located at 115 Victoria Park Road, Dalwood NSW.
Bonus Tip: if a picnic and stroll aren't enough and you need a little more to explore, the majestic Dalwood Falls (pictured below) is only a street away on Dalwood Rd and a very short walk!
Dalwood Falls is very close to the Reserve. Another great spot worth checking out! Photo by Author.