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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


Occasional steps


Short steep hills: The first 350m of the track has gentle hills. The track becomes steeper after this, especially along the ridge section.

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles: The walk 2m-wide and hard-packed ground along its length, with some sections of loose gravel.

Other barriers

Other barriers:

  • There are 25 regularly-spaced drainage bollards across the track that you'll need to step across.
  • After the start of the gully and when you get to the ridge, the track is steep and rocky.
  • There's a low vehicle barrier separating the carpark from the start of the walk, with a gap of 90cm.

Accessible options

The 350m section of the loop walk that leads from the carpark to the start of the gully may be suitable for people with reduced mobility.

After this point, the walk becomes very rocky and crosses a creek several times. There are many steep sections when the track reaches the ridge.

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



  • There are non-flush toilets and picnic tables at Jacks Creek picnic area where this walk begins and ends.
  • Rubbish bins are not available, so please take your rubbish with you when you leave.

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

The first 350m of Jacks Creek walking track is a 2m-wide hard-packed ground track with gentle hills and may be suitable for people with reduced mobility. It leads from the carpark to the start of the gully.

After this point, there are some sections where assistance is required:

  • There are 25 regularly-spaced drainage bollards across the track that you'll need to step across
  • The track gets steep and rocky after the start of the gully and along the ridge.
  • There are several creek crossings 

There are toilets at Jacks Creek picnic area where this walk begins, 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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