Rockpool Ramble track

Boonoo Boonoo National Park

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Overview

Rockpool Ramble track is in Boonoo Boonoo National Park, near Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area. Use this short side track to see the falls and enjoy cool rockpools at the bottom.

Rockpool Ramble track is a short 180m loop from Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area. It’s a great way to visit the beautiful cascades that give this park its name. After viewing the falls from Boonoo Boonoo Falls lookout, take a detour down to the rockpools to dip your toes in the cool water. 

Be sure to keep an eye on children around the falls. You’ll need to scramble over rocks to reach the pools. Water levels can change without warning and rocks may be slippery.

Always check for underwater hazards before swimming. Don’t dive or jump from high rocks into the water.

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  • A formed track through trees along Boonoo Boonoo Falls walking track in Boonoo Boonoo National Park. Photo: Leah Pippos © DPIE

    Boonoo Boonoo Falls walking track

    Boonoo Boonoo Falls walking track allows a short stroll between Boonoo Boonoo picnic area and the scenic lookout onto the magnificent Boonoo Boonoo Falls.

  • Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area, Boonoo Boonoo National Park. Photo: © David Young

    Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area

    Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area is not only a great place to eat and rest, it teems with wildlife, wildflowers and is close to Falls lookout, rock pools and River track.

These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.

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Rockpool Ramble track is in Boonoo Boonoo National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

Fabulous falls

Boonoo Boonoo Falls are in Boonoo Boonoo National Park near Tenterfield. Photo: Joshua J Smith, © DCCEEW

The park's jewel is Boonoo Boonoo Falls. If you'd like to see what this feature is really made of, visit during the wetter months of summer. Even if the falls aren't pumping, though, they're still beautiful and there will always be rockpools along Boonoo Boonoo River to swim in, walking tracks to follow and riverside picnics to indulge in.

Gold fever

Morgans Gully, Boonoo Boonoo National Park. Photo: David Young

Morgans Gully and Ropers Gully are two sites in the park where alluvial gold was discovered in the late nineteenth century. As a result, there was a huge influx of European and Asian prospectors to the area. As well as giving the nearby town of Tenterfield a massive economic boost, the village of Boonoo Boonoo temporarily flourished, though it is now in ruins.

Though nature has reclaimed these gullies too, imagine what the areas might have looked, sounded and smelt like when they were teeming with men from here and all over the world, half-crazy with gold fever.

Have you seen the wildlife?

Endangered brush-tailed rock-wallabies can be found in Boonoo Boonoo National Park near Tenterfield. Photo: Leah Pippos, © DCCEEW

Boonoo Boonoo takes its name from the Jukambal language and means ‘big rock’. Known for its stunning waterfalls, secluded waterholes and many walking trails, this national park is home to many plants and animals including kangaroos, endangered brush-tailed rock-wallabies and vulnerable spotted-tailed quolls which you may see throughout the park in the early morning and late afternoon. You may also be lucky enough to spot platypuses frolicking in Boonoo Boonoo River.

  • Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area is not only a great place to eat and rest, it teems with wildlife, wildflowers and is close to Falls lookout, rock pools and River track.
  • Boonoo Boonoo Falls walking track Boonoo Boonoo Falls walking track allows a short stroll between Boonoo Boonoo picnic area and the scenic lookout onto the magnificent Boonoo Boonoo Falls.
  • Morgans Gully picnic area Visit Morgans Gully for a relaxing picnic, and investigate gold mining historic heritage surrounded by wildflowers and embellished with a waterfall and geological formations.

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