Goonoowigal State Conservation Area

National Parks and Reserves

Nhunta Karra Kara Track is currently closed due to bushfire damage. For updates, please visit NSW National Parks website.

Goonoowigal is scenic granite country, with low hills and large boulders marking the skyline, and covers 1,057 hectares.

The name Goonoowigal is a Jukumbal Aboriginal word meaning ‘wallaby rocks’, and it features 120 species of native birds, native fauna, remains of Chinese settlements earth covered for a large part, and 10 kilometres of marked walking tracks.

Within the reserve is the Nhunta Karra Kara (a Jukumbal word for ‘quiet and peaceful’) Track to commemorate the Aboriginal families who made the Goonoowigal area – which became known as the Inverell “fringe dwellers” camp – their home until the 1970s. To listen to stories from local Aboriginal families who made this camp their home as you walk the track, download the Soundtrails App on your smartphone, and then download the Goonoowigal Soundtrail.

At the main entrance, you will find a grassy picnic area, toilet, barbecue and tables. Bring your own water. Dogs are not permitted.

This is a lovely area for a stroll or a long trek.


Barbeque Carpark Coach Parking Family Friendly Non Smoking Picnic Area Public Toilet


Birdwatching Walks

Indigenous Culture

Indigenous themes and/or interpretation


Free Entry

Nearby Things to Do

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Inverell Golf Club

Inverell Golf Club


concrete structure with spire at centre

Inverell and District Bicentennial Memorial


Two carriages of the old sydney mono rail sitting on a piece of railway track

National Transport Museum


Male and female walking between two rows of Olive Trees

Olives of Beaulieu


Front of Building housing Inverell Art Gallery

Inverell Art Gallery


Mineral Pool

Blair Athol Boutique Hotel and Day Spa


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