Nunnock Swamp and Grasslands walking tracks
South East Forest National Park
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
Go to South East Forest National Park near both Nimmitabel and Bombala for a day walk through the Far South Coast hinterland. Go birdwatching or camping at Alexanders Hut.
- South East Forest National Park
- 15km loop
- Time suggested
- 8 - 9hrs
- Grade 3
- What to
- Drinking water
- Please note
- This park is in a remote location and weather can be unpredictable. Please come well prepared and tell a family member or friend about your travel plans.
Nunnock Swamp and Grasslands walking tracks incorporate 15km of interconnecting walking tracks in the Far South Coast hinterland, allowing you to opt for either a long or short walk.
Perched on the escarpment edge and connected by two campgrounds, this network of tracks spans an array of scenery and offers something for bushwalkers, birdwatchers, photographers and campers alike.
Wilkinsons walking track (4.8km) offers a peek into the past, beginning at historic Alexanders Hut, where you can also set up camp overlooking naturally treeless frost hollows. Connect from this track to Nunnock campground via the Keys walking track (2km), which leads you from grassland to snow gum woodland.
Roam the swamp’s edges on the 4km Nunnock Swamp walking track, enjoying the shade of the surrounding tall eucalypts. To connect from here to the Keys Walking Track, take the 300m-long Link Track, and follow the markers through the grass.
Choose the 2.5km Cattlemans walking track to retrace the stock route used by stockmen of yesteryear as they transported cattle from the Monaro to the coast.
Lace up your walking shoes for a spring or summer visit, and see colourful wildflowers sprinkling the grasslands. Chances are you’ll spot wildlife whichever time you walk, with marsupials, reptiles and birdlife all going about their business in their respective habitats along the way.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- in South East Forest National Park in the South Coast and Snowy Mountains regions
South East Forest National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.