Goonoowigall State Conservation Area

National Parks and Reserves

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

The name Goonoowigall 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 Goonoowigall area their home until the 1970s. To listen to the voices of some of the Aboriginal people who lived at Goonoowigall telling you stories of their life, download the Goonoowigall Soundtrail through the Soundtrails App.

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.


Aboriginal Culture Barbeque Birdwatching Carpark Family Friendly Indigenous themes and/or interpretation Nature & Wildlife Picnic Area Public Toilet Walk


Free Entry

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View of Inverell from the lookout with picnic table in the foreground

McIlveen Park Lookout


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

National Transport Museum


Group of Black Swans with Kayakers behind them on Lake Inverell

Lake Inverell Reserve


Concrete structure showing hand carved panels depicting Inverell's early history

Inverell and District Bicentennial Memorial


Two pendants a ring and earings on stands in foreground with two people standing in background

Inverell Jewellers


Wooden front gates of Pioneer Village

Inverell Pioneer Village


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