Moolarben picnic area
Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve
Moolarben picnic area, at Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve, is a great place to picnic, barbecue and relax. Enjoy light hiking? Castle Rocks walk is close by.
- Picnic areas
- Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve
- Please note
- There is limited mobile reception in this reserve.
Set among eucalypts and native apple, Moolarben picnic area is a grassy, shaded spot within Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve. Come and enjoy a barbecue with family, friends, your bushwalking club, or fellow birdwatching fans. Look out for birds and animals around Moolarben, such as eastern grey kangaroos, emus, red neck wallabies and, if you’re lucky, an endangered regent honeyeater. Keep those binoculars close.
Over 160 species of birds have been recorded in the reserve and you don’t need to go far to see or hear them. Look out for a colourful flash of lorikeet, parrot or rosella, which are common to this area.
Access to Castle Rocks walk is nearby, so it’s easy to take a hike with a view either before or after your barbecue. This easy 8km walk offers fabulous views of sandstone pagoda features. You’ll definitely want to take your camera along.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Mudgee office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:30pm.
- 02 6370 9000
- 27 Inglis Street, Mudgee NSW 2850
- in Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve in the Country NSW region
Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.