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Marramarra Ridge to Smugglers Ridge walking track

Important information

Alerts for Marramarra National Park: closed areas


Updated: 03/03/2015 03:38 PM

“It doesn’t take long to feel completely removed from the busy city life. Walking through Marramarra is the perfect way to relax and recharge.”

Discover the Hawkesbury Sandstone ridge tops and explore the tidal creek lines of Marramarra on this beautiful day walk.

Enjoy easy walking along Marramarra Ridge trail down to Marramarra Creek. Stop for a while and enjoy picnicking and a refreshing swim at Marramarra Creek campground. Head off to explore the historic orange orchards, and in late winter, you can probably pick an orange from these historic trees.

Continue along the walking track that takes you back up to Bloodwood Road along Smugglers Ridge. It’ll be impossible to miss the wildflowers in spring. Admire the beautiful colours of pink eriostemons and boronias, yellow peas and white epacris, as well as yellow and red bloodwoods and angophoras.


Getting there

Getting there:

Marramarra Ridge to Smugglers Ridge walking track is in the southern precinct of Marramarra National Park. To get there:

  • From Fiddletown, follow Bloodwood Road until you see the sign to Marramarra Ridge on your left
  • Follow Marramarra Ridge trail to the Smugglers Ridge turn-off
  • Park your car here and start the walk along Marramarra Ridge trail.

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Vehicle access:

Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles - All weather


Parking is available at Smugglers Ridge turn-off.

Important info


13km (loop)

Time suggested:

5 hours


Medium difficulty

You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and drinking water
  • If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
  • This walk takes you to a remote location. Please ensure you’re well­prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment, and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.
  • There is limited/no mobile reception in this park
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters

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- Alerts

Marramarra National Park

closed areas

Gentlemans Halt wharf closed - Gentlemans Halt campground
The Gentlemans Halt wharf providing access from the Hawkesbury River is closed due to safety concerns. Gentlemans Halt campground remains open with access via the walking track from Canoelands Road or alighting from boats on the adjacent riverbank. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Valleys Office on (02) 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
Maintenance works Marramarra Ridge, Kulpers and Smugglers Ridge trails (Ends Friday 13 March)

Trail maintenance works are being conducted and whilst trails remain open visitors are asked to remain alert for trucks and machinery in the area and adhere to safety and directional signage. Works may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Maintenance is being conducted on the following trails:

  • Marramarra Ridge
  • Kulpers Ridge
  • Smugglers Ridge
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Bobbin Head Information Centre (02) 9472 8949 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
Locations affected: Marramarra Creek campground, Marramarra Ridge to Smugglers Ridge walking track

Marramarra National Park, Marramarra Ridge trail. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government