Home / Places To Go / New South Wales / Orana and the Outback / Gundabooka National Park

Gundabooka National Park

  • by

On the road between Bourke and Cobar, the Gundabooka National Park reaches from the banks of the Darling River to the 500 meter high Mount Gundabooka that rises up from the plains.

The park covers the area from the banks of the Darling River to Mount Gundabooka and is around 64,000 hectares . It is 50 kilometers south of Burke as the closest town.

gundabooka by lostandcold, on Flickr

Mount Gundabooka

Terrain in the park features floodplains,sand hills and woodlands and when rains occur can put on quite a wild flower display.

Accommodation within the park can be found at Dry Tank campground or Yanda campground and also at the refurbished Redbank Homestead or the Belah Shearers’ Quarters – the original shearer’s quarters from the old sheep station that once existed at the parks location. The Yanda campground is beside the Darling River and good fishing spot.

Mulgowan (Yappa) Aboriginal Art Site walking track

The Gundabooka range was the home of the Ngemba people, the aboriginal tribe along the central Darling River and was also significant to the Paakandji from lower Darling.

Follow the Mulgowan (Yappa) Aboriginal Art Site walking track along the gorge of the Mullareenya Creek and see the eroded rock shelters which contains fine examples of aboriginal rock art. This area contains rock pools that would remain source of water long after other sources had dried up and so was a well frequented place and was used for ceremonies.