Mount Grenfell National Park
Mount Grenfell National Park was created in December 2020. It covers an area of 9189ha. View the detailed park and fire management documents.
Mount Grenfell National Park is a rugged patch of bushland with a rich Aboriginal history. Located in Outback NSW, between Cobar and Wilcannia, it is adjacent to a significant Aboriginal rock art site.
The typical outback landscape of red dirt and mallee shrubland is broken up by rocky ridges and ranges. There are 195 native animal species living in the park and surrounding protected areas, with 134 of those made up by an incredibly diverse bird population.
Many of the plants found in the park hold special significance for the traditional owners of this land — the Ngiyampaa Wangaaypuwan people. Sneezewood and emu bush are known for their medicinal properties while other plants have been used to make splints, string, rope, fishing line, boomerangs and ornaments.
Seeds harvested from the kurrajong tree, miljee bush, nardoo fern, among other plants, were once a popular food source. The grinding dishes used to extract flour from these seeds can still be spotted along Mumboana Creek, which runs through the park.
The park sits beside Mount Grenfell Historic Site, home to a large protected rock art collection. Stop here to admire ochre paintings of human figures, animals, land, waterways and Dreaming stories and hand stencils outlined on the rock face.
Mount Grenfell National Park is primarily protected for conservation purposes. You are welcome to access trails on foot, however there are no designated roads or visitor facilities within the park. The best way to see this area is by visiting the adjacent Mount Grenfell Historic Site.
Please note: The park is not wheelchair accessible, overnight stays are not permitted and there is no mobile reception in this area.
These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.