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Jingga walking track

Dharawal National Park

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

2.4km return
Time suggested
1hr - 1hr 30min
Grade 3
Opening times

Jingga walking track is open during daylight hours only.

What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, suitable clothing, sturdy shoes, snacks
Please note
  • There are no toilets, drinking water, rubbish bins or picnic tables. Please take your rubbish with you.
  • Please paddle cautiously and never dive into a waterhole as there are submerged logs and branches that you cannot see.

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.

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

Also see

  • O'Hares Creek lookout walking track, Dharawal National Park. Photo: V Harnadi

    O’Hares Creek lookout walking track

    Gather the family and head to O’Hares Creek lookout walking track in Dharawal National Park, south of Campbelltown and near Appin. It’s a great getaway with scenic views and birdwatching.


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