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Nunnock Swamp and Grasslands walking tracks

South East Forests National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Nunnock Swamp and Grasslands walking tracks.

Track grading

Grade 3

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    8 - 9hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Flat

  • Distance

    15km loop

  • Steps

    No steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Nunnock Swamp and Grasslands walking tracks are in the Tantawangalo precinct of South East Forests National Park. To get there:

From Nimmitabel:

  • Drive south for 10km along Snowy Mountains Highway
  • Turn right onto Monaro Highway and follow for 4km
  • Turn left onto New Line Road and follow for 19km
  • Turn left onto Packers Swamp Road and follow the brown and white signs to Nunnock Swamp.

From Bombala:

  • Drive east for 19km along the Mount Darragh Road
  • Turn left onto Tantawangalo Mountain Road and follow the brown and white signs to Nunnock Swamp

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Nunnock Swamp can become boggy when it rains.

Parking

Parking is available nearby at Nunnock Camping Area, Nunnock Northern Platform and at Alexanders Hut.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in South East Forests National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

Head to the Bombala River in the early morning or late afternoon to see platypuses - look for circular ripple patterns in the water.

Spring

See Nunnocks Swamp and grasslands in its spring bloom glory.

Summer

A great time for a walk in the park – try the easy Goodenia Rainforest walk through a lush gully of ferns covered by a dense canopy of tall lilly pilly trees.

Winter

After a day exploring, get cosy in front of an open fire at historic Alexanders Hut, Nunnocks Swap.

Facilities

Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

It’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Nunnock Swamp and Grasslands walking tracks

Park info

Nunnock Swamp and Grasslands walking tracks, South East Forests National Park. Photo: John Spencer