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Jacks Creek walking track

Cocoparra National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Jacks Creek walking track.

Track grading

Features of this track


2.4km loop


1 - 2hrs

Quality of markings

Sign posted

Experience required

No experience required


Short steep hills

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles: The walk is 1m-wide and  hard-packed ground along its length. It can be quite uneven due to rocks and other natural features.


Occasional steps: There are 11 timber steps without handrails just north of Jacks Creek picnic area.

Other barriers

Pinch points: There may be points along the walk where the track narrows due to rocks and plants.

Accessible options

The southern part of the loop walk and most of the northern part may be suitable for people with reduced mobility, but the uneven surface of the track will be challenging for wheelchair users, mobility scooters and prams.

Getting there and parking

Jacks Creek walking track is in the Jacks Creek precinct of Cocoparra National Park. To get there:

  • From Griffith, take Rankin Springs Road through Beelbangera village towards Yenda for approximately 16km
  • Turn left onto Myall Park Road
  • Turn right onto Mount Bingar Road and follow for 7km to the intersection of the Whitton Stock Route
  • The entrance to Jacks Creek picnic area is a further 1km along the road

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Jacks Creek can become boggy when it rains.


Parking is available in a small hard-packed ground carpark at Jacks Creek picnic area where this walk begins and ends. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.

Best times to visit

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


Camp at Woolshed Flat while the days are still long and warm enough to explore the walking tracks and the cool nights are pleasant for sitting and watching the sun set Keep an eye out for the autumn greenhood, an early flowering orchid. .


Take Jacks Creek walking track to see gorgeous spring flowers, including orchids, daisies, wattles and tea-trees. Watch the first rainbow bee-eaters arrive to build nests in the ground. Their brilliant colours are dazzling. Climb Mount Brodgen to look out over the plains and the tree line of Murrumbidgee River .


Winter rains bring the creeks and falls to life, and the blue-tinged cypress pine trees contrast against the red rocks beautifully after wet weather. The mosses and lichens on Falcon Falls walking track are also renewed with the seasonal rains Wattles begin to flower and their glorious colour will brighten up a cold day .

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


15°C and 33°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


3°C and 17°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



Rubbish bins are not available, so please take your rubbish with you when you leave.

Seats and resting points

There's one bench seat in the northern part of the loop and one in the southern part of the loop walk.

Maps and downloads

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 Plus 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).

Outback safety

Safety is of high priority in outback areas. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 50°C in some places. Food, water and fuel supplies can be scarce. Before you head off, check for road closures and use our contacts to stay safe in the outback.


Disability access level - hard

Most of Jacks Creek walking track may be accessible for people with reduced mobility, but there are some sections where assistance is required:

  • There are 11 timber steps without handrails in the northern part of the loop, just after you leave Jacks Creek picnic area.
  • The track has short, steep hills and can be uneven due to rocks and plants
  • The walk narrows at points due to rocks and plants

There's a bench seat in the northern part of the loop walk and one in the southern part of the loop for resting.

There are toilets at Jacks Creek picnic area, but they're not accessible or ambulant.


There’s a free gas barbecue supplied, but you’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.


Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Gathering firewood


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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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