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Yapa (Mulgowan) Aboriginal art site walking track

Gundabooka National Park

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Yapa (Mulgowan) Aboriginal art site walking track offers a unique Outback experience with Aboriginal rock art and birdwatching in Gundabooka National Park, near Bourke.

1.4km return
Time suggested
45min - 1hr 15min
Grade 5
What to
Hat, drinking water, sunscreen
Please note
This park or attraction is in a remote location and weather can be unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

For an outback adventure that’s bound to inspire, head for Yapa (Mulgowan) Aboriginal Art site walking track in Gundabooka National Park, near Bourke. Be amazed by the fascinating Aboriginal rock art of the Ngemba and Paakandji people, set amongst unspoilt bushland. It’s an unforgettable ‘off the beaten track’ experience for all ages.

Following this challenging yet rewarding walking track along encompassing boulders, you might see hooded robins and pink cockatoos. Arriving at the enormous rock overhang, you’ll discover unique Aboriginal rock paintings that not only depict animal motifs, but dancers, hand stencils and hunting tools. The surrounding Gunderbooka Range and Mulareenya Creek is a significant area where ceremonies were held and the echoes of a vibrant Aboriginal culture can still be felt.

Take your time to soak up the tranquil setting before retracing your steps. If you’re keen to explore, try Bennetts Gorge picnic area and the nearby walk or pitch your tent beneath the vast desert sky at Dry Tank campground or Yanda campground.

Take a virtual tour of Yapa (Mulgowan) Aboriginal art site walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

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Also see

  • View of a picnic table with a shelter near toilet facilities, set on red desert earth amongst scattered trees. Photo credit: Jessica Ellis © DPIE

    Yapa (Mulgowan) art site picnic area

    Yapa (Mulgowan) art site picnic area is in Gundabooka National Park at the start of Yapa (Mulgowan) art site walking track. Rest in the shade before a short, challenging walk to this Aboriginal site.

  • Viewing platform in front of a huge rock overhang in Gundabooka National Park. Photo credit: Leah Pippos © DPIE

    Yapa (Mulgowan) art site lookout

    Yapa (Mulgowan) art site lookout is in Gundabooka National Park near Yapa (Mulgowan) art site walking track. Visit this viewing platform to see ancient Aboriginal rock paintings.


Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

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