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The Rock picnic area

The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place

Overview

The Rock picnic area is a well-equipped base for viewing the scenic rock formation, with picnic tables, barbecues, an amenities block, and access to a walking trail.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place
Price
Free
Opening times

The Rock Nature Reserve – Kengal Aboriginal Place is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Please note
  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and plenty of water
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching
  • The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
  • No camping is permitted

A terrific place to settle down and admire the scenic splendour of The Rock is the nearby picnic area. Just off Lockhart -The Rock Road, this is both easy to access and equipped with everything you need to make the most of sunny afternoons. Pack a picnic hamper and a soccer ball to keep the family entertained, or bring along a paperback and take advantage of a shady spot beneath the red gums. However you travel, this is a prime picnicking spot for all types of visitors.

In spring, the area blooms with native wildflowers, though woodland birds provide a soothing soundtrack at any time of year. Bring your binoculars for birdwatching, or perhaps some hiking boots to drum up an appetite on Yerong walking track, which leads you to the top of the rock formation. The Rock picnic area is just one of several great things to do at The Rock Nature Reserve and is a terrific place to begin and end any visit to the reserve.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

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The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place, The Rock picnic area. Photo: C Killick