The village of Glenreagh sits along the tranquil Orara River and is 35 mins north-west of Coffs Harbour through lush pastures, rolling hills, and subtropical forest.

Glenreagh is oldest village in the Orara Valley, settled in the 1800s by Europeans for its extensive timber forests and discovery of gold. Stroll through the historic village, discover the old buildings, craft galleries, and stop for a bite at the hotel, bakery, or coffee shop.

Nearby, the Sherwood Nature Reserve is a must-visit destination for nature lovers. Explore striking and diverse landscapes, from rugged sandstone escarpments and coastal ridges to dry open forests, heaths, and vibrant subtropical rainforests. Within the reserve, the scenic Sherwood Forest Drive offers picturesque places to picnic, lookouts, waterholes, and spectacular views along the way.

Glenreagh is also home to the super-sized GOLDEN DOG statue – a perfect photo opportunity with a local legend.

Sherwood Nature Reserve
View over Orara Valley, Sherwood Nature Reserve
The Golden Dog, Glenreagh
The Golden Dog, Glenreagh
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