Yerong Walking Track walk in The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place starts at the car park at the entrance to the reserve. The walk is fairly gentle at the start but becomes steeper the closer you get to the amazing views at to top of 'The Rock', that the area is named after. Take your time and enjoy the views. Let us begin by acknowledging the Wiradjuri people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn sharp left onto The Rock Nature Reserve and drive for another 430 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park and picnic area at the end of The Rock Access Rd, The Rock (just off Lockhart-the Rock Rd) follow the signposted Yerrong Walking Track staring at the far end of the parking area.....
Directions & comments
Find the car park at the start.
After 2.8 km come to the viewpoint (40 m on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Sidetrip to the lookout. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 185 m come to "The Rock".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 3 km to get back to the start.
Sidetrip to the lookout.
Directions & comments
After another 35 m come to a viewpoint.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 35 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Yerong (The Rock) Walking Track
2 h 30 min to 3 h 30 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Very steep (4/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)