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Wingecarribee River walking track

Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve

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Visitor info

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

Track grading

Grade 3

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

    15 - 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient


  • Distance

    0.5km loop

  • Steps

    No steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

On entering Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve:

  • Take a short walk to the picnic area where the loop commences. The trail is signposted.


Parking is available a short walk from Wingecarribee River walking track.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.


When the weather is milder, hike from the reserve to Bong Bong.


Bring your binoculars for a spot of birdwatching and look for migratory bird species that stop over to feed and rest in the reserve.


Enjoy a summer evening picnic and listen to birdcalls. By the time the sun goes down, they'll be in competition with the frogs.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


12°C and 25.3°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


1.8°C and 12.5°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



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

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).

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.



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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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