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The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place

Overview

The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place offers scenic picnic spots, walking opportunities, picnicking, birdwatching and rock climbing, close to Wagga Wagga.

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Tucked away in quiet farmland, The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place is a small but diverse haven surrounding a remarkable geological giant: The Rock, soaring 364m above the plains.

There are things to do for every type of traveller at the reserve. Take the family and find a relaxing picnic spot, or if you’re an avid adventurist, have a go at rock climbing with friends. Hikers looking for something short, vigorous, and with a big scenic view at the finish line will also appreciate the reserve.

The unique biophysical position of the reserve means it’s filled with varied habitats teeming with everything from turquoise parrots to swamp wallabies. Bring your camera and a pair of binoculars – there’s much to keep them in constant rotation here.

Whether you’re looking for something slow or something adrenaline-filled, the accessibility of The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place makes it an appealing option just down the road from Wagga Wagga. On a clear day, you can even see as far as Mount Kosciuszko and the Victorian Alps.

Highlights in this park

  • The Rock picnic area, The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place. Photo: Amanda Lavender

    Kengal (The Rock) Picnic Area

    Kengal (The Rock) picnic area is a well-equipped base for viewing the scenic rock formation, with picnic tables, barbecues, an amenities block, and ac...

  • The Rock lookout, The Rock Nature Reserve. Photo: Colin Killick

    The Rock lookout

    The Rock lookout is the terminus point of Yerong walking track, offering stellar scenic views over the surrounding area with great birdwatching opport...

  • The Towers, The Rock Nature Reserve. Photo: A Lavender

    The Towers

    The Towers is a 100m stretch of the north-east face of The Rock, open to rock sports and also popular with photographers and birdwatchers who want to ...

  • Two men hike up the rocky Yerong walking track in The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place. Photo: Robert Mulally/DPIE

    Yerong walking track

    Yerong walking track offers a moderately challenging hike up the slopes of The Rock to a spectacular lookout over bush and surrounding farmland.

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

 

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Australia is home to more than 500,000 animal and plant species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Saving our Species is a statewide conservation program that addresses the growing number of Australian animals and Australian native plants facing extinction.

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) in a tree. Photo: Courtesy of Taronga Zoo/OEH

Contact

  • in the Murray-Riverina region
  • The Rock Nature Reserve – Kengal Aboriginal Place is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place. Photo: C Killick