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Junction walk

Kwiambal National Park

Overview

Junction walk offers a stroll through ironbarks and pine trees to the meeting of Severn and Macintyre rivers, with swimming, picnicking, and birdwatching opportunities.

Where
Kwiambal National Park
Distance
7km return
Time suggested
1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 4
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, suitable clothing
Please note
The weather in this area can be extremely cold during winter and unpredictable. Please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

Junction walk leaves from Lemon Tree Flat campground, making it a convenient opportunity to strike out into the white cypress pines for a relaxing day walk. Bring your camera, swimmers and a packed lunch – there are good picnic spots along the way, and the walk approaches small beaches ideal for a summer dip.

The main destination is the junction of Severn and Macintyre River. There’s also The Dungeon, a deep river gorge that becomes a churning tunnel of water after rainfall. It can be seen safely from a rocky outcrop above the river, and a one-kilometre sidetrack takes you to the top of the gorge for an even more scenic Dungeon lookout. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes.

At first glance, you won’t see too many animals in the area beyond wild goats hopping up the rocky ravines. Look closer though: in the right season there are desert tree frogs, geckos and monitors, turquoise parrots, squirrel gliders and possums. The area is also well-suited to birdwatching.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Park info

  • in Kwiambal National Park in the Country NSW region
  • Kwiambal National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Tenterfield
      (02) 6736 4298
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 10 Miles Street, Tenterfield NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6736 4301
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Macintyre Falls, Kwiambal National Park. Photo: Michael van Ewijk/NSW Government