- Picnicking, bushwalking, horse & bike riding
- Mount Arthur Reserve, Wellington NSW 2820
Situated just outside the township of Wellington, the Mount Arthur Reserve is a Crown Reserve set aside for Public Recreation and Environmental Protection. Rising to 563 m above sea-level, this 2,123ha Reserve lies within the northern most section of the Catombal Range and takes in three main peaks - Mounts Arthur, Wellesley and Duke.
The Reserve is a special place, recognised on the Register of the National Estate for its natural values. A large portion of the Reserve has been protected in various forms since 1913 and is the oldest Crown Reserve of its type west of Mount Canobolas (Orange NSW).
Over 400 native plant species have been recorded within the Reserve, including plants typical of the drier western plains mixed with tableland and western slopes species. In particular, the Reserve is known for its diversity of terrestrial orchids, with over 36 species recorded. The Reserve also provides important habitat for threatened flora and fauna species.