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Goodenia Rainforest walking track

South East Forests National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Goodenia Rainforest walking track.

Track grading

Grade 4

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    20 - 40min

  • Quality of markings

    Sign posted

  • Gradient

    Very steep

  • Distance

    1.2km loop

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

The Goodenia Rainforest walking track is in the eastern section of South East Forests National Park. To get there turn right into Mount Darragh Road (just after Pambula). Drive for about 15 minutes and then turn right onto Chalkhills Road, following signs for the Goodenia Rainforest walk.

Parking

Parking is available at Goodenia Rainforest picnic area

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in South East Forests National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

Head to the Bombala River in the early morning or late afternoon to see platypuses - look for circular ripple patterns in the water.

Spring

See Nunnocks Swamp and grasslands in its spring bloom glory.

Summer

A great time for a walk in the park – try the easy Goodenia Rainforest walk through a lush gully of ferns covered by a dense canopy of tall lilly pilly trees.

Winter

After a day exploring, get cosy in front of an open fire at historic Alexanders Hut, Nunnocks Swap.

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Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

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).

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.

Goodenia Rainforest walking track

Park info

A bridge on the Goodenia Rainforest walk. Photo: John Yurasek