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The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place.

Getting there and parking

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    The Rock Nature Reserve is 34km south west of Wagga Wagga, and 37km east of Lockhart.

    From The Rock village:

    • Drive 3.8km west along Lockhart The Rock Road
    • The entrance to the reserve is signposted

    Park entry points


    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    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.

    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

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    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.


    Camp fires and solid fuel burners

    Gathering firewood


    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.

    The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place


    • 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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    Nearby towns

    Henty (33 km)

    Henty is known for its connections with notorious bushranger Dan 'Mad Dog' Morgan. It's also where Headlie Taylor, a citizen of Henty, invented the grain harvester in 1914. Take the Henty Historical Village Walk to learn more about the town's history.

    Wagga Wagga (35 km)

    Wagga Wagga is renowned for its stunning parks and award-winning gardens. Take a tour through the 20 hectares of themed garden beds in the beautiful Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens complete with mini zoo and free-flight aviary.

    Coolamon (64 km)

    Easy walking tracks around Coolamon shire help you discover the abundance of native animals, birds and flora. Don't miss Kindra State Forest and Ganmain's Murumbang Interpretive Walk, where bird-watchers can enjoy spotting up to 200 species of birds.