Goonoowigall 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.

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

McIlveen Park Lookout


New England Wood Turning Supplies

New England Wood Turning Supplies

Gilgai, Inverell

Wooden front gates of Pioneer Village

Inverell Pioneer Village


Male and female walking between two rows of Olive Trees

Olives of Beaulieu


Sapphire Jewellery displayed on glass shelf in cabinet.

Billabong Blue Sapphires


Boardwalk on left and Lake Inverell on right

Lake Inverell Reserve


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