If you’re touring around the Taree or Port Macquarie districts, there’s a wonderful, scenic drive you can take, heading out north-west from Taree and looping back to near the coast at Port Macquarie.
Comboyne Road snakes through curtains of forest broken occasionally by Hereford-studded paddocks as it leads you to the lovely little town of Comboyne.
Around this way there’s some delightful mountain scenery, complete with waterfalls, and several impressive forests just ripe for exploring.
One of the closest, Boorganna Nature Reserve, lies just a short drive east of Comboyne. The reserve's central feature is a 1km trail which cuts through a remnant pocket of rainforest to Rawson Falls.
Borganna lies about halfway to the even more spectacular Ellenborough Falls which cascade 160m over a shelf to the valley floor, one of the longest single waterfall drops in Australia. A picnic in a the well-appointed forest glade completes the Ellenborough experience.