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Slippery Rock walking track

Kwiambal National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Slippery Rock walking track.

Track grading

Grade 4

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

    1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    4km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

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    Slippery Rock walking track is in the north-west precinct of Kwiambal National Park.

    To get there from Macintyre Falls picnic area:

    • The track starts across the road from the information board at Macintyre Falls

    Park entry points

    Road quality

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

    Parking

    Parking is available at Macintyre Falls picnic area. It can be a busy place on the weekend and during school holidays, so parking might be limited.

    Best times to visit

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

    Spring

    Between the warmer months of September and March, spectacular wildflower displays decorate the bush beneath white cypress pines.

    Summer

    The many swimming opportunities, including rivers, secluded beaches, and even a plunge pool, makes Kwiambal a terrific destination in the height of summer.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    16.9°C and 30.6°C

    Highest recorded

    41.2°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    2.7°C and 18°C

    Lowest recorded

    -6.3°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    January

    Driest month

    June

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    160mm

    Facilities

    • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
    • You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

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    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.

    Slippery Rock walking track is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment, and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans. The walking opportunities in this park are suitable for experienced bushwalkers who are comfortable undertaking self-reliant hiking.

    Fishing safety

    Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

    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).

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

    Permitted

    Fishing

    Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

    Prohibited

    Gathering firewood

    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.

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    Slippery Rock walking track, Kwiambal National Park. Photo: Michael Van Ewijk