Snake Rock Aboriginal Area

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Snake Rock Aboriginal Area was created in January 2006. It covers an area of 61ha. View the detailed park and fire management documents.

The park is west of Peak Hill on the semi-arid plains of central west New South Wales in Wiradjuri Country and is significant to Wiradjuri People. It’s jointly managed by the Peak Hill–Bogan River Aboriginal Advisory Committee and NSW National Parks under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Snake Rock Aboriginal Area gets its name from Aboriginal artwork depicting a snake or river on the massive sandstone rock formation that dominates the area.

The park protects Aboriginal cultural sites and regionally significant vegetation in what is otherwise a cleared agricultural landscape. Many native plants and animals (including threatened species) are found in the park. It also provides suitable habitat for declining woodland birds, small mammals and micro-bats.

A plan of management was prepared in consultation with the Peak Hill–Bogan River Aboriginal Advisory Committee and represents an important achievement in the ongoing relationship between NSW National Parks and the local Aboriginal community. It aims to protect the natural and cultural values of the park, including actions to support the local Aboriginal community in connecting to Country.

The park is close to the town of Peak Hill and provides opportunities for use by local school groups and the broader community. It also provides opportunities for cultural education programs for Aboriginal People.

To protect this significant Aboriginal Area, some recreation is allowed, but visitors need permission from the Peak Hill–Bogan River Aboriginal Advisory Committee and NSW National Parks.

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