Slippery Rock walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 4km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: MacIntyre Falls Rd, Atholwood

  • End: MacIntyre Falls Rd, Atholwood

  • Location: Kwiambal National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 660 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -29.1529683333384

  • Longitude: 150.967514999998

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Slippery Rock walking track is a 4km, grade 4 Return hike located in the Kwiambal National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Summary

For sensational gorge views and fantastic river fishing, Slippery Rock walking track is a great introduction to the dramatic landscape of Kwiambal National Park. About an hour’s drive from Inverell, it offers great birdwatching and abundant wildlife. It’s an ideal nature escape for independent travellers and adventurous walkers who love getting ‘off the beaten track’.
As the name implies, this rough track involves several short steep climbs and some clambering over rocks. However, the effort is well worth it as you gaze across the fast flowing waters of Macintyre River, with its deep granite gorges, thundering waterfalls amid tranquil bush surroundings.
Keep an eye out for eastern grey kangaroos and red-necked wallabies, and an ear out for the raucous chatter of sulphur-crested cockatoos. Head back to Macintyre Falls picnic area and make use of the free barbecues for a well-earned lunch, and be sure to check out the nearby lookout.

About the Region

Kwiambal National Park in the Country NSW region
Kwiambal National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Getting There

To Macintyre Falls picnic area carpark. Slippery Rock walking track is in the north-west precinct of Kwiambal National Park.To get there from Macintyre Falls picnic area:The track starts across the road from the information board at Macintyre Falls Park entry points Macintyre Falls picnic area carpark See on map Road quality Check the weather before you set out as the road to Macintyre Falls can become boggy when it rains. Parking Parking is available at Macintyre Falls picnic area. It can be a busy place on the weekend and during school holidays, so parking might be limited.

Tips

The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching


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.

 

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