Wallaby walking track

Conimbla National Park

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Overview

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.

Distance
3km return
Time suggested
45min - 1hr 30min
Grade
Grade 4
What to
bring
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 directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Local alerts

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Visitor info

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

Track grading

Grade 4

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

    45min - 1hr 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    3km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Wallaby walking track starts from Ironbark picnic area in the Conimbla Range precinct of Conimbla National Park. To get there:

From Cowra:

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 Gooloogong:

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.

From Grenfell:

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

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.

Autumn

Take advantage of the cooler weather and go for a more adventurous walk off the beaten track.

Spring

Check out the abundance of beautiful blooming wildflowers, particularly the park's distinctive range of orchids.

Summer

A good time to enjoy the wild nightlife in Conimbla with some spotlighting along Wallaby walking track.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

14°C and 32°C

Highest recorded

46.6°C

Winter temperature

Average

2°C and 17°C

Lowest recorded

-8°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

June

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

103mm

Facilities

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

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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.

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).

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 dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Learn more

Wallaby walking track is in Conimbla National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

A peaceful bush getaway

Wallaby Creek picnic area, Conimbla National Park. Photo: Claire Davis

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

Australian bindweed (Convolvulus erubescens), Conimbla National Park. Photo: Claire Davis

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.

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