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Homestead Gorge walking track

Mutawintji National Park

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Take a breathtaking walk along Homestead Gorge walking track for scenic landscape vistas and ancient Aboriginal rock engravings. Plus you might see wallabies, emus and birds.

7.5km return
Time suggested
2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min
Grade 5
Opening times

Mutawintji National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • The red markers lead the way along the trail.
  • In wet weather, access within the park maybe closed, and the public roads are susceptible to weather closures. Please check with the Broken Hill park office before you head out.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch 

Homestead Gorge walking track takes you on a moderately challenging hike along Homestead creek between the rich-red rocky cliffs that shelter ancient Aboriginal rock engravings. If it has been raining, a large mirror-still rockhole will be waiting for you at the end of the walk.

Keep an eye out for wallabies and emus, or you might see a goanna strolling across your trail or lazing on a rock in the sun. If you have binoculars you might like to take them with you to spot the remarkable array of birds that will dart and flit across your path.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Mutawintji Historic Site. Photo: Dinitee Haskard

    Rockholes Loop walking track

    Rockholes Loop walking track is an adventurous extension to Homestead Gorge walking track, in Mutawintji National Park. This short but steep hike includes Aboriginal engravings and splendid views of rockholes, Homestead Gorge and Bynguano Range.

  • Rock formations on Bynguano Range walk, Mutawintji National Park. Photo: John Spencer © OEH

    Bynguano Range walking track

    A challenging, scenic walk over the rocky ridge of the Bynguano Range in Mutawintji National Park.


Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

Conservation program:

Mutawintji National Park joint management program

Located in semi-arid lands near Broken Hill, Mutawintji National Park, Mutawintji Historic Site and Mutawintji Nature Reserve are all rich in Aboriginal history and culture. NSW National Parks and the Mutawintji Board of Management are working together to ensure their preservation.

Aboriginal Joint Management, Mutawintji National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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