Woolshed Falls walking track

Cocoparra National Park

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Overview

Woolshed Falls walking track, near Griffith, is located in Cocoparra National Park, close to Woolshed Flat campground. It’s great for walking with kids.

Distance
0.5km return
Time suggested
30min
Grade
Grade 3
Opening times

Woolshed Falls walking track is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
There's limited mobile reception in this park.

Beginning at the carpark at The Pines picnic area, this easy walk is a great option for an after-lunch stroll through Cocoparra National Park.

Follow the gently undulating track along the creek line, passing sun-dappled white cypress pines, bimble box trees and pretty white daisies as you go. Conveniently located near Woolshed Flat campground, not far from Griffith, this short walk is ideal for walking with kids. They’ll relish the adventure of roaming through the cool, sheltered grassy woodland, listening to the sounds of the bush and vying to be the first to spot some wildlife. They shouldn’t have to wait long, though – there are plenty of woodland birds around, and they might even see a swamp wallaby enjoying the shade.

You’ll find the track ends at a point where the rocks form a rugged impasse. This is where the spectacular Woolshed Falls flow, but remember the falls only run after heavy rain. At other times, when the falls are dry or even just a dribble, it’s still a delightful sight with tiny orchids growing in the rock crevices, and moss and lichen creating an impressive array of colourful patterns.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Nearby

  • 2 campers sitting next to a fire pit barbecue behind their tent. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE

    Woolshed Flat campground

    Great for bushwalking and birdwatching, Woolshed Flat campground in Cocoparra National Park is a peaceful place for picnicking among shady trees and resident kangaroos.

  • Grey ironbark trees in Ironbark picnic area, Cocoparra National Park. Photo credit: John Spencer © DCCEEW

    Ironbark picnic area: Cocoparra National Park

    Ironbark picnic area is on Ironbark Trail near Woolshed Flat campground in Cocoparra National Park. It’s a great spot to bring lunch, enjoy the peaceful surroundings and see woodland birds and grey kangaroos.

  • The Pines picnic area, Cocoparra National Park. Photo: John Spencer

    The Pines picnic area

    Relax at The Pines picnic area in Cocoparra National Park where you can have a barbecue, surrounded by white cypress pine and woodland birds, before taking one of Cocoparra’s beautiful bushwalks.

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Current alerts in this area

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Local alerts

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General enquiries

Park info

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Visitor info

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

Track grading

Features of this track

Distance

0.5km return

Time

30min

Quality of markings

Sign posted

Experience required

No experience required

Gradient

Flat

Steps

Occasional steps

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles

Getting there and parking

Woolshed Falls walking track is in The Pines picnic area precinct of Cocoparra National Park. To get there from Griffith:

  • Take Rankins Springs Road through Beelbangera village to Yenda (about 15km).
  • Turn left at the T-intersection onto Myall Park Road and travel north for 7.5km
  • Turn right onto Mount Bingar Road, left at the park entrance at the Whitton Stock Route T-intersection, and travel for 4.6km until you reach Woolshed Flat access road, on the right.
  • Travel 3.1km to The Pines picnic area – you’ll see the turn-off on the left.

Road quality

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

Parking

Parking is available at The Pines picnic area, where the walking track begins.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

Camp at Woolshed Flat while the days are still long and warm enough to explore the walking tracks and the cool nights are pleasant for sitting and watching the sun set Keep an eye out for the autumn greenhood, an early flowering orchid. .

Spring

Take Jacks Creek walking track to see gorgeous spring flowers, including orchids, daisies, wattles and tea-trees. Watch the first rainbow bee-eaters arrive to build nests in the ground. Their brilliant colours are dazzling. Climb Mount Brodgen to look out over the plains and the tree line of Murrumbidgee River .

Winter

Winter rains bring the creeks and falls to life, and the blue-tinged cypress pine trees contrast against the red rocks beautifully after wet weather. The mosses and lichens on Falcon Falls walking track are also renewed with the seasonal rains Wattles begin to flower and their glorious colour will brighten up a cold day .

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

15°C and 33°C

Highest recorded

44.7°C

Winter temperature

Average

3°C and 17°C

Lowest recorded

–4.8°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

October

Driest month

December

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

111.3mm

Facilities

  • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
  • Rubbish bins are not available. Please take your rubbish with you when you leave.

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.

This park 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.

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).

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.

Waterfall safety

Waterfalls are beautiful destinations but please be safe when visiting these natural wonders. Read these waterfall safety tips before exploring waterfalls on your next walk.

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

Woolshed Falls walking track is in Cocoparra National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

A haven for birds

Wildflowers in bloom in Cocoparra National Park. Photo: John Spencer

This is a mecca for birdwatchers, with many resident and migratory species recorded here. Look out for the locally-threatened glossy-black cockatoo drinking from dams at dusk or quietly feeding on the seeds of the drooping she-oak. You may also see the many endangered woodland birds such as the hooded robin, speckled warbler, varied sittella, grey-crowned babbler, diamond firetail or shy heathwren. You can also visit the nesting grounds of the peregrine falcon at Falcon Falls.

  • Falcon Falls walking track Take Falcon Falls walking track for bushwalking past waterfalls and for spectacular woodland birdwatching, including magnificent peregrine falcons during nesting season.
  • Mount Brogden walking track Visit Mount Brogden walking track in Cocoparra National Park, near Griffith, for some excellent birdwatching, and enjoy Murrumbidgee River views.
  • Store Creek walking track Explore interesting rock formations on Store Creek walking track, only 30 minutes from Griffith. The track is a birdwatcher’s paradise and a wildflower wonderland in spring.

Ancient Aboriginal sites

Views across the valley in Cocoparra National Park. Photo: John Spencer

This is Wiradjuri country, and the many Aboriginal sites within Cocoparra National Park suggest intensive use during winter and spring when food resources became scarce along rivers, with surface water available in the protected valleys of the range. The name 'Cocoparra' comes from the Aboriginal 'cocupara', or kookaburra.

Dramatic rock formations

Rock formations on top of Spring Hill, Cocoparra National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Conserving an important area of native vegetation, Cocoparra National Park stands out amid the surrounding plains and farmlands with its rugged ranges and spectacular scenery. Deep narrow valleys, folded and eroded rock faces and delightful waterfalls mean that the view is always changing. For a dramatic overview of the plains, take Jacks Creek or Mount Brogden walking tracks. The rugged, craggy landscape of the Cocoparra Range produces a great variety of habitats. You’ll find woodlands and forests occupied by white cypress pine, Dwyer’s mallee gum, kurrajong, yellow box and many more during your bushwalks. If you’re a budding botanist, you’ll love the delicate orchids and spring wildflowers.

  • Jacks Creek walking track Jacks Creek walking track threads through a sheltered gorge and upon ridge tops. You’ll enjoy scenic views, plentiful birdwatching and diverse habitats.
  • Store Creek walking track Explore interesting rock formations on Store Creek walking track, only 30 minutes from Griffith. The track is a birdwatcher’s paradise and a wildflower wonderland in spring.
  • Woolshed Falls walking track Woolshed Falls walking track, near Griffith, is located in Cocoparra National Park, close to Woolshed Flat campground. It’s great for walking with kids.

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