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Yerong walking track

The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place

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Visitor info

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

Track grading

Features of this track


6km return


2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min

Quality of markings

Sign posted

Experience required

Some bushwalking experience recommended


Short steep hills


Occasional steps

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles

Getting there and parking

Yerong walking track starts at The Rock picnic area in The Rock Nature Reserve – Kengal Aboriginal Place. To get there:

  • From Wagga Wagga, follow the Sturt Highway west
  • Turn left onto the Olympic Highway
  • Continue to The Rock and turn right onto Urana Street
  • Heading out of town this becomes Lockhart -The Rock Road
  • Continue for approximately 2.5km
  • Turn left into The Rock Nature Reserve – Kengal Aboriginal Place and continue for approximately 500m to the picnic area
  • Yerong walking track begins near the information shelter.


Parking is available at The Rock picnic area including bus parking.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in The Rock Nature Reserve Kengal Aboriginal Place. Here are some of the highlights.


Cooler days after the high heat of summer make this the perfect season to take advantage of the picnic area, stretching out beneath the red gums.


Spring sees the park bloom with wildflowers, including woolly ragwort, a threatened species native to the area.


The crisp clear air of winter provides views from the top of The Rock that sometimes stretch all the way to Mount Kosciuszko; this is the best season for walking.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


13.9°C and 28.5°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


4°C and 13.5°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day


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).

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.



No camping is permitted.


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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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