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Jingga walking track

Dharawal National Park

Overview

Jingga walking track, in Dharawal National Park, is a short yet challenging walk to a waterhole, offering picnic and birdwatching opportunities.

Where
Dharawal National Park
Distance
2.4km return
Time suggested
1hr - 1hr 30min
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
Opening times

Jingga walking track is open during daylight hours only.

What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, suitable clothing

Jingga walking track in Dharawal National Park is a short steep walk through the traditional country of the Aboriginal Dharawal People, a landscape of eucalyptus bushland and dramatic sandstone formations.

In the language of the Dharawal, ‘jingga’ means ‘nice and sweet’ in relation to water. So it stands to reason that at the end of Jingga walking track, you’ll find a beautiful freshwater swimming hole, which is part of O’Hares Creek. If the weather is warm enough, why not take the plunge?

Pack a picnic and spend a few hours beside this large waterhole enjoying the natural setting. Bring along binoculars to get a better look at the birds and other animals of the area, many of which are rare or threatened species, such as long-nosed potoroos. One of the first marsupials to be described by European settlers, the long-nosed potoroo loves to dig up roots to eat.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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Pools of water on a rocky ledge. Photo: Lucas Boyd