goonoowigall bushland reserve

Goonoowigal State Conservation Area

July 24, 2017

Goonoowigal (pronounced “gunnywiggle”) is located just 5km south of Inverell on Tingha Road. One of many beautiful NSW National Parks, this hilly country features large granite boulders, gum trees, ironbarks and rare plants. The reserve also protects several species of rare local wildlife.

The name is a Jukumbal Aboriginal word meaning “wallaby rocks”. You might just see a few wallabies during your visit, as well as some of the 120 species of birds and reptiles that call the area home.

Things to do: Goonoowigal is perfect for relaxed bushwalking. Take your pick of over 10km of easy walking tracks, and meander through scenic woodlands with small creeks. You can also take the chance to learn more about the region’s local Aboriginal history by reading the signs posted along the walking track.