Located about 30 mins south of Bourke, Gundabooka National park is a special place for the Ngemba and Barkinji people of the area and a visit to the Mulgowan (Yapa) Art Site it is easy to see why it is such a sacred place. The trees and water near the site add to its appeal to visitors.

Gundabooka range rises above the plains and its glowing red cliffs, magnificent vistas of the hills, red sands, secluded woodlands and gorges are majestic.

In addition to being vital for stone, water, food and medicine, this area holds major significance in terms of indigenous ceremony and creation, reflected in the magnificent examples of Aboriginal rock art found in the park.

The Darling River forms its northern boundary, the park features open plains and a beautiful creek-fed gorge. Access to the horseshoe shaped Mt Gundabooka is via 3 access points and are ideal for walks and picnics.

For more information on Gundabooka NP (Outback NSW Website)

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