Cells River - Cotton-Bimbang National Park
About the Track
Track Description

This is a great area of the NSW Mid-North Coast.  Enter via Port Macquarie, Walcha or Wingham.  The drive in is spectular.  

This area is sign posted as 4WD only, and for good reason.  The entrance in is quite easy, but the decent in is quite steep at times, and after rain, is VERY slippery.  The exits to the Oxley Highway and back to Blue Mountain Creek Road are both very steep accents on red clay.

This area floods very quickly, so keep an eye on the weather.  We\'ve been in once in fine weather, and the rain came in so fast, it was a panic to get out.  You could watch the river rise it was that fast.

The nicest way to get there is to come in from Wingham.  Take Murray Road which becomes Bulga Road then Wherrol Flat Road.  The road changes again to Dingo Tops Road once you enter Dingo Tops National Park.  This then change again to Forest Road (my GPS marker starts from here) and finally to Knodingbul Road.  A left hand turn into Blue Mountain Creek Road is the entrance into the Cells River.  This is where it starts getting a bit more interesting.

Follow this road in to The Cells.  It becomes Jeep Trail after a while.  Keep an eye out for the mine shafts hidden off to the side of the roads.  

There\'s a few creek and river crosings.  During periods of no rain, they\'re just trickles.  But if it\'s been raining, they can be quite fast.

I\'d recommend getting the topographic maps of this area, as our GPS\'s seem to conk out at times due to the high trees and deep valleys. 


Things to do and see:


  • Good camping and BBQ area at Dingo Tops.
  • Ellenborough Falls just south of here
  • Blue Knob look out - over 1Km high \'knob\' with fantastic panoramic views. 
  • The area used to be a goldmining area, and there\'s still plenty of mines littered around for you to discover.  Just take a good torch and walking shoes.  Abandoned mining equipment like a stamping press can be found around here too.
  • Waterfall walks just off to the right of \'The Hilton\' 
  • Aspley Falls is 10ks out of Walcha and not a hard drive from here.  Definately worth the drive.


Track Logs
User ID Log Vehicle Date
26511 great 4x4 driving been there several times,not to difficult in dry but great fun to drive. Condition change in the wet though. If you follow Eagle Hawk trail and not turn down to the hut but do the second river crossing there is a nice steep and rutted hill which end on private property but it fun to drive. LandRover Discovery Oct 17, 2013
25940 Mitsubishi Triton Feb 19, 2012
14955 Started off the Oxley Hwy near Gingers Creek, easy drive in, moist in places. Hard getting out along Jeep Trail. High clearence would help. Nissan Patrol Dec 27, 2010
13473 Toyota Hilux Surf Dec 28, 2008
5596 Nissan Patrol Sep 14, 2008
513 Some of the locals took so for a trip around the area and down to a good water hole. The tracks can vary from easy to extreme. The area we many accessed was easy to moderate. Toyota Prado Dec 15, 2007