Highlights: Ngambaa (pronounced num-bar) is located on the boundary between the Gumbaynngirr and Djungutti language groups, and the name means tribe that lived between nations. Large areas of old-growth forest protect a number of threatened species, such as the powerful owl, koala and giant barred frog.


Activities: The scenic Tamban Forest Drive from the Pacific Highway near Kempsey leads to Cedar Park picnic area, where a short walking track reveals the delights of this rainforest remnant.

Access: 20 km north of Kempsey along Tamban, Elliots and Sanders roads from Eungai Creek or Collombatti, then Range Road from Frederickton (unpaved roads; 4WD needed in wet weather).