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Mulgowan (Yappa) Aboriginal Art Site walking track is a 1.4km, grade 5 return hike, located in the Gundabooka National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.
For an outback adventure that’s bound to inspire, head for Mulgowan (Yappa) Aboriginal Art site walking track in Gundabooka National Park, near Bourke. Be amazed by the fascinating Aboriginal rock art of the Ngemba and Paakandji people, set amongst unspoilt bushland. It’s an unforgettable off the beaten track’ experience for all ages.
Following this challenging yet rewarding walking track along encompassing boulders, you might see hooded robins and pink cockatoos. Arriving at the enormous rock overhang, you’ll discover unique Aboriginal rock paintings that not only depict animal motifs, but dancers, hand stencils and hunting tools. The surrounding Gunderbooka Range and Mulareenya Creek is a significant area where ceremonies were held and the echoes of a vibrant Aboriginal culture can still be felt.
Take your time to soak up the tranquil setting before retracing your steps. If you’re keen to explore, try Bennetts Gorge picnic area and the nearby walk or pitch your tent beneath the vast desert sky at Dry Tank campground or Yanda campground.
Take a virtual tour of Mulgowan (Yappa) Aboriginal Art Site walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.
About the region
Gundabooka National Park in the Outback NSW region
Gundabooka National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
On entering Gundabooka National Park from Kidman Way, 49km south of Bourke or 160km North of Cobar, drive along Ben Lomond Road for approximately 7.5km to the Mulgowan Heritage Site entrance on the left. Turn off, then drive for about 16km to the Mulgowan Heritage Site carpark. Road quality Check the weather before you set out as the road to Mulgowan (Yappa) Aboriginal Art site can become boggy when it rains. Parking Parking is available at Mulgowan Heritage Site.
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.