The Dunns Swamp area is very picturesque, and a shortish drive from the also picturesque village of Rylstone, in NSW’s Mid-Western region. The short walk on the Pagoda Lookout Track passes along the foreshore of the dammed but still very attractive Cudgegong River, and takes you to the base of impressive rock pagodas. From there it’s a short but steep climb to the top of the rocks themselves. There are great views of the rocks and over the surrounding area. Definitely worth spending half an hour or so exploring the area around the lookout, and obsessively taking pictures (obviously).
Track details on the NPWS website. You can continue along the Cudgegong River to the dam, a section we did on our first visit to the area. On this occasion we walked part of the way, but had another walk and a long drive to fit in later in the day, so we stopped at a nice bend in the river.
Pagoda Lookout Track: The Scenery
The next three pics from a spot just a little further on from the Pagoda Lookout turnoff…
These taken on our way back to the campsite and car park.