The Rock Hill

A magnificent sight
Great views from the top


Located near the township of The Rock,  The Rock Hill Nature Reserve is the best known landmark in the Riverina. Rising 364m above the plains, the views from the top are superb; to the west a patchwork of farmland, to the south and east rolling hills and ranges - even Mt Kosciuszko on a clear day.

The Rock Nature Reserve - Kengal Aboriginal Place offers scenic picnic spots, walking opportunities, picnicking, birdwatching and rock climbing. There are interpretative boards, parking area and picnic facilities including fresh water, barbecues, shelters, tables and toilets.

The Rock is plainly visible from the picnic spot, so families looking to pass an easy afternoon should bring a packed lunch and enjoy the shade. The Yerong Walking Track offers a moderately difficult climb to the top of The Rock, with breathtaking views and an exhilarating tour through currawangs and white box trees. You might even see a wallaby or glossy black cockatoo. Make sure to bring your camera. The walk to the top of The Rock Hill takes approximately 3 hours return.

For the adventurous, rock climbing and abseiling is permitted on the north-east rock face (facing the picnic area) known locally as 'The Towers’. This is the only cliff stable enough to be used for rock sports and covers about 100m. Make sure you carry the necessary equipment, are sufficiently experienced, and limit your party size to four for rock climbing and eight for abseiling. (Seasonal access).

While there are no campgrounds here, visitors can find places to stay in the nearby township of The Rock. Shops and further picnic facilities are available there.

Whether you're looking for something slow or something adrenaline-filled, The Rock Nature Reserve is sure to deliver.

The Rock Nature Reserve is managed by NSW National Parks & Wildlife. For more information: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/the-rock-nature-reserve