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River walk

Boonoo Boonoo National Park

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River walk offers excellent scenery, wildlife watching, swimming and picnicking. It connects Morgans Gully picnic area, Cypress Pine campground and Platypus Hole picnic area with Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area.

No wheelchair access
8.5km one-way
Time suggested
6 - 8hrs
Grade 3
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Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Hat, drinking water, sunscreen, clothes for all weather conditions, sturdy shoes, snacks
Please note
  • The weather in this 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 birdwatch

River walk is a journey of discovery for the nature and wildlife lover. It starts in Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area. From there, you can take the short Falls Lookout walk to Boonoo Boonoo Falls. Then follow the river through dry eucalypt forest. There are gorgeous wildflowers to see including wattles, pea flowers and rock orchids, especially in spring, and birds such as the glossy black-cockatoo.

Eventually, you'll come to Platypus Hole picnic area. Here you may be lucky enough to see platypuses in the early morning and late afternoon. If you’re quiet, you may spot wallabies and kangaroos. This is also a great place to splash your friends or swim in the river.

Next, you'll reach Cypress Pine campground where you can have a barbecue dinner and spend the night. In the evening, you may find a spotted-tailed quoll hunting in the area, or see an owl.

The track finishes at Morgans Gully picnic area, once a gold rush hotspot but now a serene place for a relaxing snack.

If you don’t want to do the entire walk, you can join it at several places along Boonoo Boonoo Falls Road. 

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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  • in Boonoo Boonoo National Park in the Country NSW region
  • Boonoo Boonoo National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change.

    Buy annual pass
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