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Rockholes Loop walking track

Mutawintji National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Rockholes Loop walking track.

Track grading

Grade 5

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

    2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Very steep and difficult

  • Distance

    5.6km loop

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough unformed track

  • Experience required

    Experienced bushwalkers

Getting there and parking

Rockholes Loop walking track is an extension of the Thaakalatjika Mingkana walking track and Homestead Gorge walking track in Mutawintji National Park. To get there follow the road to Homestead Creek campground then follow the signs to the Taaakalatjika Mingkana walking track.

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Mutawintji National Park can become boggy when it rains.

Parking

Parking is available at Homestead Creek campground.

Best times to visit

Mutawintji National Park is best visited during autumn, winter and spring when daytime weather is pleasant. Summer in the outback can be very hot.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

30°C and 35°C

Highest recorded

48.6°C

Winter temperature

Average

17°C and 31°C

Lowest recorded

-3.3°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

140.2mm

Facilities

Flush toilets, picnic facilities, free gas barbecues and water are available at the Mutawintji Visitor Centre.

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.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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).

Outback safety

Safety is of high priority in outback areas. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 50°C in some places. Food, water and fuel supplies can be scarce. Before you head off, check for road closures and use our contacts to stay safe in the outback.

Prohibited

Pets

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

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Rockholes Loop walking track

Operated by

Park info

Visitor centre

  • Mutawintji Visitor Centre
    51 Old Coach Road, Mutawintji, NSW 2880
  • Mutawintji Visitor Centre is always open but it's unstaffed (self service).