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Mulgowan (Yappa) Aboriginal Art Site walking track

Gundabooka National Park

Overview

Mulgowan (Yappa) Aboriginal Art Site walking track offers a unique Outback experience with Aboriginal rock art and birdwatching in Gundabooka National Park, near Bourke.

Where
Gundabooka National Park
Distance
1.4km return
Time suggested
45min - 1hr 15min
Grade
Grade 5
Price
Free
What to
bring
Hat, drinking water, sunscreen
Please note
This park or attraction is in a remote location and weather can be unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

For an outback adventure that’s bound to inspire, head for Mulgowan (Yappa) Aboriginal Art site walking track in Gundabooka National Park, near Bourke. Be amazed by the fascinating Aboriginal rock art of the Ngemba and Paakandji people, set amongst unspoilt bushland. It’s an unforgettable ‘off the beaten track’ experience for all ages.

Following this challenging yet rewarding walking track along encompassing boulders, you might see hooded robins and pink cockatoos. Arriving at the enormous rock overhang, you’ll discover unique Aboriginal rock paintings that not only depict animal motifs, but dancers, hand stencils and hunting tools. The surrounding Gunderbooka Range and Mulareenya Creek is a significant area where ceremonies were held and the echoes of a vibrant Aboriginal culture can still be felt.

Take your time to soak up the tranquil setting before retracing your steps. If you’re keen to explore, try Bennetts Gorge picnic area and the nearby walk or pitch your tent beneath the vast desert sky at Dry Tank campground or Yanda campground.

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Mulgowan Aboriginal Art Site Track, Gundabooka National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/NSW Government