Boonalla Cave walking track
Boonalla Aboriginal Area
Boonalla Cave walking track is in Boonalla Aboriginal Area near Boonalla picnic area. It’s a great place to soak up expansive views of plains stretching as far as the eye can see.
Try this short but scenic 850m (return) walk when you’ve visiting the town of Kelvin, 20km north of Gunnedah.
The trail leads to Boonalla Cave, one of the few known maternity roosts for eastern cave bats in NSW. To protect these threatened bats, do not enter beyond the mouth of the cave. If bats are roosting, the cave may be closed.
Archaeological digs at Boonalla Cave have unearthed more than 500 artefacts, including modified flakes, choppers, cleavers, hand axes and scrapers. Archaeologists have also found samples of animal bones and charcoal at the cave, some more than 4,000 years old.
Boonalla picnic area
Boonalla picnic area is near Boonalla Cave walking track in Boonalla Aboriginal Area. It’s a great spot for a picnic lunch when you’re visiting the town of Kelvin, 20km north of Gunnedah.
These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Coonabarabran office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6842 1311
- 30 Timor Street, Coonabarabran NSW 2357
- in Boonalla Aboriginal Area in the Country NSW region
Things to do (14)
- 4WD touring (1)
- Aboriginal culture (4)
- Birdwatching and wildlife encounters (1)
- Cultural heritage (1)
- Cycling (3)
- Educational activities (1)
- Historic heritage (2)
- Picnics and barbecues (3)
- Sightseeing (5)
- Walking (6)
- Waterfalls (3)
- Wildflowers (seasonal) (3)