Wallaby walking track
Conimbla National Park
Wallaby walking track is a moderately challenging 3km return bushwalk linking Wallaby picnic area with Ironbark picnic area and carpark. Keep an eye out for red-necked wallabies and swamp wallabies along the way.
- 3km return
- Time suggested
- 45min - 1hr 30min
- Grade 4
- What to
- Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
- Please note
- The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
- Remember to pack your binoculars if you want to spot birds and wallabies during the day, or possums at night.
This moderately challenging walk in Conimbla National Park runs between Ironbark picnic area and Wallaby picnic area, so you can enjoy a picnic in a lovely and scenic spot if you desire.
Along the way, be sure to keep an eye out for the track's namesake; the wallabies and kangaroos are often seen throughout the day. At night, the track makes a perfect spotlighting route to search for possums and gliders out on a nocturnal prowl.
The walk passes through a range of forest types, featuring stands of ironbark and scribbly gum as well as sections of stringybark. Still feeling energetic? Try the longer Ironbark walking track nearby.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/wallaby-walking-track/local-alerts
- 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 Conimbla National Park in the Country NSW region
Conimbla National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
All the practical information you need to know about Wallaby walking track.
Features of this track
45min - 1hr 30min
Quality of markings
No experience required
Short steep hills
Quality of path
Rough track, many obstacles
Getting there and parking
Wallaby walking track starts from Ironbark picnic area in the Conimbla Range precinct of Conimbla National Park. To get there:
Travel 9km west along Mid-Western Highway. Turn right onto Barryrennie Road, following the signs to Conimbla National Park. Continue for 16km, then turn left into Ironbark picnic area.
From the town centre, turn onto Kangarooby Road, following the signs to Conimbla National Park. Continue for 25km, then turn right into Ironbark picnic area.
Travel 46km east on Mid-Western Highway. Turn left onto Barryrennie Road, following the signs to Conimbla National Park. Continue for 16km, then turn left into Ironbark picnic area.
Parking is available at Ironbark picnic area.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Conimbla National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
Take advantage of the cooler weather and go for a more adventurous walk off the beaten track.
Check out the abundance of beautiful blooming wildflowers, particularly the park's distinctive range of orchids.
A good time to enjoy the wild nightlife in Conimbla with some spotlighting along Wallaby walking track.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
14°C and 32°C
2°C and 17°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
Maps and downloads
Wallaby walking track is in Conimbla National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:
A peaceful bush getaway
Conimbla offers a quiet refuge for people as well. It's great for bird watching, bushwalking and heading off the beaten track to discover some of the park's hidden beauties. Wallaby picnic area is also an easily-accessed, tranquil spot to enjoy a picnic with family and friends.
- Wallaby picnic area Wallaby picnic area in Conimbla National Park features picnicking tables, and a spot for birdwatching in a lovely setting close to bushwalking trails and scenic views.
A sanctuary for native plants and animals
Conimbla National Park is a large patch of vegetation surrounded by rugged farming country. The plants and animals here have had little disturbance in the last 40 years, making it an important reminder of vegetation native to the ranges and hills of central west NSW. Conimbla is particularly known for its diverse array of orchids, including the only known population of the beautiful and unusual midge orchid. In spring, the ground is covered with masses of beautiful wildflowers. Conimbla is also an important refuge for many birds, as it is the largest remnant of native vegetation in the local area and has a diversity of foliage, from open forest to heathland. A number of threatened species that have been recorded in the park have not been observed elsewhere in the surrounding farming country. With low visitation numbers, the park is incredibly peaceful, making it ideal for bird watching.
- Ironbark walking track Ironbark walking track in Conimbla National Park is a pleasant 1.5hr loop bushwalk with lovely scenic views, great birdwatching and wildflower photography opportunities.
- Wallaby walking track Wallaby walking track is a moderately challenging 3km return bushwalk linking Wallaby picnic area with Ironbark picnic area and carpark. Keep an eye out for red-necked wallabies and swamp wallabies along the way.