Goonoowigall State Conservation Area


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.

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