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Homestead Gorge trail

Mutawintji National Park

Overview

Take a breathtaking walk along the Homestead Gorge trail for scenic landscape vistas and ancient Aboriginal rock engravings. Plus you might see wallabies, emus and birds.

Where
Mutawintji National Park
Distance
7.5km return
Time suggested
2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 5
Price
Free
Opening times

Mutawintji National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • The red markers lead the way along the trail
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch

Homestead Gorge trail takes you on a moderately challenging hike along Homestead creek between the rich-red rocky cliffs that shelter ancient Aboriginal rock engravings. If it has been raining, a large mirror-still rockhole will be waiting for you at the end of the walk.

Keep an eye out for wallabies and emus, or you might see a goanna strolling across your trail or lazing on a rock in the sun. If you have binoculars you might like to take them with you to spot the remarkable array of birds that will dart and flit across your path.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Google Trekker, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Conservation program:

Mutawintji National Park joint management program

Located in semi-arid lands near Broken Hill, Mutawintji National Park, Mutawintji Historic Site and Mutawintji Nature Reserve are all rich in Aboriginal history and culture. NSW National Parks and the Mutawintji Board of Management are working together to ensure their preservation.

Aboriginal Joint Management, Mutawintji National Park. Photo: John Spencer
Rocky cliff over looking the plains, Mutawintji National Park. Photo: Adam Bruzzone