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Hopetoun Falls walking track

Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area


Hopetoun Falls walking track offers a quiet alternative to the popular trails in the Mount Canobolas area, with opportunities for hiking, picnicking and birdwatching along the way.

Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area
3.5km return
Time suggested
1 - 2hrs
Grade 3
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching
  • The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please be well-prepared for your visit.

Hopetoun Falls walking track offers a short but thrilling adventure for the intrepid traveller looking for solitude in a stunning natural setting. This walking track crosses one of the less explored parts of Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area.

Though it begins at Federal Falls campground, it quickly diverges into snow gum grassy woodland as you move downhill, away from any visitors. The track then graduates into rocky heathland before brushing up against a peaceful creek – perfect for a refreshing splash. Cross the creek via the bridge and then follow the trail as it leaps over a small hill and down into a final steep descent which brings you all the way to a pleasant area overlooking Hopetoun Falls.

Settle down in cool woodlands with a packed picnic lunch or pull out your binoculars for a spot of birdwatching. Just be sure to bring plenty of water and wear sturdy footwear as this walk is suitable for people with hiking experience. Its modest challenges deliver a great afternoon reward.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

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Hopetoun Falls, Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area. Photo: Steve Woodhall