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The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place

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

    Parking

    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.

    Autumn

    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

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

    Winter

    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

    Average

    13.9°C and 28.5°C

    Highest recorded

    43.7°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    4°C and 13.5°C

    Lowest recorded

    -4.2°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    October

    Driest month

    February

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    87.2mm

    Facilities

    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.

    Prohibited

    Pets

    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.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place

    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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    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.

    www.visitnsw.com

    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.

    www.visitnsw.com

    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.

    www.visitnsw.com

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