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The Rock lookout

The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about The Rock lookout.

Getting there and parking

On entering The Rock Nature Reserve – Kengal Aboriginal Place:

  • From the road leading to the reserve, follow the gravel road for approximately 500m to the carpark.
  • The Yerong walking track begins at the carpark near the information shelter

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Car and bus parking is available.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in The Rock Nature Reserve Kengal Aboriginal Place. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

Cooler days after the high heat of summer make this the perfect season to take advantage of the picnic area, stretching out beneath the red gums.

Spring

Spring sees the park bloom with wildflowers, including woolly ragwort, a threatened species native to the area.

Winter

The crisp clear air of winter provides views from the top of The Rock that sometimes stretch all the way to Mount Kosciuszko; this is the best season for walking.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

13.9°C and 28.5°C

Highest recorded

43.7°C

Winter temperature

Average

4°C and 13.5°C

Lowest recorded

-4.2°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

October

Driest month

February

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

87.2mm

Facilities

Drinking water is limited or not available after the picnic area, so make sure you carry some with you.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Outback safety

Safety is of high priority in outback areas. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 50°C in some places. Food, water and fuel supplies can be scarce. Before you head off, check for road closures and use our contacts to stay safe in the outback.

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

The Rock lookout

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The Rock lookout, The Rock Nature Reserve. Photo: C Killick