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Slippery Rock walking track

Kwiambal National Park

Overview

Slippery Rock walking track in Kwiambal National Park, near Inverell, offers spectacular gorge views as well as fishing, birdwatching and vibrant wildflowers in spring.

Where
Kwiambal National Park
Distance
4km return
Time suggested
1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 4
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching

For sensational gorge views and fantastic river fishing, Slippery Rock walking track is a great introduction to the dramatic landscape of Kwiambal National Park. About an hour’s drive from Inverell, it offers great birdwatching and abundant wildlife. It’s an ideal nature escape for independent travellers and adventurous walkers who love getting ‘off the beaten track’.

As the name implies, this rough track involves several short steep climbs and some clambering over rocks. However, the effort is well worth it as you gaze across the fast flowing waters of Macintyre River, with its deep granite gorges, thundering waterfalls amid tranquil bush surroundings.

Keep an eye out for eastern grey kangaroos and red-necked wallabies, and an ear out for the raucous chatter of sulphur-crested cockatoos. Head back to Macintyre Falls picnic area and make use of the free barbecues for a well-earned lunch, and be sure to check out the nearby lookout.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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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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Slippery Rock walking track, Kwiambal National Park. Photo: Michael Van Ewijk