The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place
All the practical information you need to know about The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
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
- The Rock access See on map
- Kengal (The Rock) Picnic Area See on map
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.
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
13.9°C and 28.5°C
4°C and 13.5°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- 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.
Tumut Region Visitor Centre
02 6947 7025
Contact hours: 9am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- The Old Butter Factory, 5 Adelong Road, Tumut NSW 2720
- Tumut Region Visitor Centre
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