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Description

Know as Kengal to the local Wiradjuri people, The Rock towers 250 metres over the surrounding countryside, and is thought to have been a site for initiation ceremonies. The reserve is an island of natural habitat for native animals, including the turquoise parrot and glossy black cockatoo.

The Rock Nature Reserve is in the southern Riverina of New South Wales, and lies on the boundary of two major physiographic regions: the Riverine Plain and the western slopes of the Eastern Highlands.

On a clear day, you can see Mount Kosciuszko and the Victorian Alps from the top of the three kilometre Yerong nature track.

Access issues

This reserve is 6 km west of The Rock village on Lockhart Road, 35 km east of Lockhart and 40 km south-west of Wagga Wagga off the Olympic Highway. From 1st July to 31 December The Rock is closed to all 'Rock Sports', due to breeding Peregrine Falcons.

Approach

Approach time to The Towers is 20 Minutes, Central Buttress is 25 Minutes, and The Main Face is 35 Minutes

Where to stay

There is no camping within The Rock Nature Reserve, visitors can stay the night at The Rock Village, or find other accommodation options in neighbouring towns including Wagga Wagga

Areas

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The Towers Cliff
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245
35m
9
10
8
31m
5
11
4
38m
3
0
30m

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