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Boonalla Cave walking track

Boonalla Aboriginal Area

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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 Aboriginal Area. Photo: Grace Proudfoot © DPIE

    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.