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Marramarra Ridge to Smugglers Ridge walking track

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Alerts for Marramarra National Park: upcoming fire bans

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Updated: 31/10/2014 03:17 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.

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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:

Parking is available at Smugglers Ridge turn-off.

Important info

Distance:

13km (loop)

Time suggested:

5 hours

Difficulty:

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

upcoming fire bans

Fire ban (Saturday 1 November) A total fire ban has been declared by the Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service which includes this park. The total fire ban applies on Saturday 1 November for the entire 24 hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Find out more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/safety/fire
 
All tracks and trails are CLOSED within the park to walkers and cyclists. 

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