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Morgans Gully Picnic Area

Country NSW

Boonoo Boonoo National Park


Distance (kms):

0.5 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 1 hr

Elevation gain (m):

10 m

Max. elevation (m):

947 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 3)

Route type:





2WD Sufficient

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A relaxing picnic area with a short walk to a watercourse that marks the site of an old goldfield, with interesting geological formations, small waterfalls and a natural swimming hole. 

This lightly trafficked walk starts from a small signed carpark off the left of Boonoo Boonoo Falls Road, approximately half-way between the park entrance and the Cypress Pine campground.

The picnic area is a great place to relax, however be sure to take the short stroll down to the watercourse and explore the area that marks the site of an old goldfield.

There are striking geological formations forged into the large area of granite rock, including small waterfalls, a small slot canyon and large rocky slabs.

Perhaps the most interesting feature, however, is the hand-dug water race – an historic remnant of the gold mining era, where gravel was washed. 

The water race leads down to a large bend in Boonoo Boonoo River, with a lovely small waterfall cascading into a large natural swimming hole.

The area is particularly lovely in spring, when wildflowers come to life. Keep an eye out for wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies and even platypus.

There is an uncovered picnic table near the car park nestled in the bush.

The extension of the River Walk starts from the picnic area, as does the Cockatoo Walk, along fire trails through the bush. 

Track: The track is short, but not particularly clear or signed. 

Difficulty: The track is suitable for all fitness levels. 

Direction: This walk is as an out-and back track that returns the way it came. 

getting there

This trail starts from a signed car park on Boonoo Boonoo Falls Road in Boorook, approximately half-way between the park entrance and Cypress Pine campground, 3.5 hours drive south-west of Brisbane.

Approximately 13 kms of Boonoo Boonoo Falls Road is unsealed, including 4 kms prior to the park entrance and 9 kms within the park boundaries. That said, a standard 2WD vehicle is typically suitable in normal conditions. 

The car park is typically ample for how trafficked the walk is.

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round.

The area is prone to flooding during or after rain. Be sure to check the New South Wales Parks and Wildlife Service website for updates regarding flooding and track closures.

Note that there are park fees associated with entering many national parks in New South Wales. Check the New South Wales Parks and Wildlife Service website for more information.

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Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

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