Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve

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No visitor centresNo public transportWheelchair facilitiesNo campingNo caravan sitesNo accommodationNo lookoutsPicnics and BBQsNo kiosks/cafesWalkingDogs and other domestic animals not permittedNo horse riding trailsNo cycling trailsNo car touringNo 4WD touring routesNo canoeing opportunitiesNo sailing and boatingNo fishingNo areas recommended for swimmingNo areas recommended for snorkelling/divingNo adventure recreation opportunities

Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve is a particularly important place for Wiradjuri people. The second oldest nature reserve in Australia is steeped in Aboriginal heritage. It protects an area of sandstone pagoda country where striking natural rock formations jut from the bushland-like ancient ruins. Best viewed from the lookout, bring your walking boots and follow Castle Rocks walk. Pack a picnic lunch and have a meal with a view or return to Moolarben picnic area for a barbecue as a reward for your efforts.

Within this lovely landscape, 164 species of birds have been recorded. To increase your chances of spotting an endangered and rare regent honeyeater, bring along your birdwatching binoculars, although you won’t need them to see an emu.

Look out for discarded feathers on the ground – all these different birds probably cover every colour of the rainbow between them. And while you’re looking down, keep an eye out for a bower built by the male bowerbird to attract a mate.

Park map: Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve

Local map: showing Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve

NSW map: showing Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve

Australia map: showing Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve

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These maps give you a basic overview of features and facilities. They do not provide detailed information on topography and landscape, and may not be suitable for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.