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Nilla Yannagalang Billana is a 3.7km, grade 3 One Way hike located in the Willandra National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.
In Wiradjuri, Nilla Yannagalang Billana means walking along together. The track follows the course of the Willandra Creek and can be accessed from the homestead precinct or, if you’re camping, the Willandra Billabong weir.
It’s an easy walk through black box woodland interspersed with openings of black bluebush shrubland. Keep your eyes peeled for woodland wildlife. If there’s water in the creek, expect to see waterbirds such as egrets, herons, spoonbills, cormorants and ducks.
The track takes you past historic pastoral infrastructure once relied upon by the homestead, such as the weir and Buttabong Bridge. This bridge was the creek crossing to the railway siding at Wee Elwah from where people travelled on to Sydney. At the old tip site are the rusting remains of a steam-powered engine.
About the Region
Willandra National Park in the Murray-Riverina region
Willandra National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
The Nilla Yannagalang Billana walking track starts at the homestead precinct of Willandra National Park. To get there, go to the northwest corner of the Willandra Homestead grounds where the track begins. If camping, you can join the track by walking to the Willandra Billabong weir and then following the track along the creek. Parking Parking is available at the homestead precinct of Willandra National Park.
It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.
There is limited/no mobile reception in this park.
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.