National Parks on the Long Paddock

The Long Paddock provides access to an amazing variety of superb national parks. You can experience the River Red Gums, spectacular wildflowers, NSW pastoral heritage, fabulous Indigenous heritage and lakes teeming with waterbirds. Take time to walk, explore, relax and absorb these wonderful places.  For more information on NSW Parks visit the website : http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/nationalparks/

Day 1

  • Explore the River Red Gums of the Riverina, part of the world’s largest  area of river red gums in conservation reserves.
  • Enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, birdwatching; have a picnic or barbecue and enjoy this river and forest environment.

The Long Paddock provides access to an amazing variety of superb national parks. You can experience the River Red Gums, spectacular wildflowers, NSW pastoral heritage, fabulous Indigenous heritage and lakes teeming with waterbirds. Take time to walk, explore, relax and absorb these wonderful places.

Day 2

  • From Hay, travel west to Yanga National Park. Tour the historic Yanga Homestead, where you can discover the history of Yanga Station.
  • Relax by the Murrumidgee River, a great place for birdwatching.

Day 3 – Option A

  • Head out to Mungo National Park, take a tour of the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area with its iconic Walls of China sand dunes. Be sure to bring your camera for dramatic photos.

Day 3 – Option B

  • Detour to Griffith, then on to the Cocopara National Park where you can walk through a rare remnant of magnificent Riverina forest. After the recent heavy rains, the Cocopara waterfalls are sure to be spectacular.

Day 4

  • Willandra National Park offers a fascinating insight into our pastoral history; the Willandra Station homestead and gardens are great to explore.
  • Go wildlife and birdwatching on a gentle walk through the park.
  • Willandra Creek offers swimming, fishing and boating.

Day 5

  • Head back towards Cobar, leaving plenty of time to visit Mt Grenfell Historic Site.
  • Amazing Aboriginal art sites are within easy walking distance – take time to appreciate these ancient rock paintings.
  • Take the 5 km Ngiyampaa walk for its amazing scenery.

Day 6

  • Head to the Paroo Darling National Park – start at the visitor centre to learn about the area and its people.
  • Enjoy Peery Lake, magnificent in wet or dry seasons. Book an Aboriginal Discover Tour on (08) 8083 7900.

This park features abundant wildlife and many tree-lined creeks for easy walking.