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Nature walking track

Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area

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Nature walking track is an easy walk for anyone wanting to explore the natural beauty of Mount Canobolas, offering birdwatching and wildflower displays in spring.

2km loop
Time suggested
30min - 1hr 30min
Grade 3
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.

Nature walking track offers a glimpse of the full diversity of animals and plants in the Mount Canobolas area. Kicking off in a clockwise direction from Walls picnic area, you’ll see snow gums tower overhead beside candlebark trees, some of which have been around for centuries.

As the track curves around its short loop, you pass heath-fringed outcroppings at the edge of spectacular scenic views. Make sure you pack your camera and a pair of binoculars if birdwatching is of interest. If you’re in the area during October or November you might be lucky enough to see a special wildflower display which lasts for about two weeks each year. 

The rocky outcroppings are home to a rare lichen community that was listed as endangered in 1995. The lichens survive under very tough environmental conditions, but heavy foot traffic can be devastating, so be sure to take care when crossing the platforms. Beyond the lichens is a scenic valley of fishbone ferns, finishing up a pleasant walk as it takes you back to Walls picnic area.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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  • Summits walking track, Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area. Photo: Boris Hlavica

    Summits walking track

    Summits walking track joins the two of the peaks within Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area. Walk it as a short walk or longer day walk, enjoying scenic views and birdwatching.

  • The Walls lookout, Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area. Photo: Mark Bleechmore © DPE

    The Walls lookout

    The Walls lookout is in Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area and connects to Nature walking track. It’s a great spot to see the view over the eastern reach of the park and Orange in the distance.


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