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Mount Imlay Summit walking track

“It’s great to throw off your backpack at the top of the climb, feel the cool air on your face, sit back and take in the view to the coast.”

Starting at Burrawang picnic area, this challenging walk takes you through dry eucalypt forests and grassy woodlands to the summit of Mount Imlay. The track climbs steeply, rising 600m, but there’s plenty to distract you from the effort along the way.

In spring, stop to admire the delicate beauty and bright colours of wildflowers like mountain speedwell. Once you reach the summit, enjoy a rest and take in the views to the coast while you enjoy your picnic lunch. On a clear day, you can see all the way to Mallacoota in Victoria, and Narooma to the north.

It’s also a great spot for birdwatching. Watch for yellow-tailed black cockatoos flying overhead and listen closely for lyrebirds as you’re walking up the mountain.

 

Getting there

Getting there:

On entering Mount Imlay National Park:

  • Continue driving through East Boyd State Forest until you reach Mount Imlay carpark and Burrawang picnic area

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Vehicle access:

Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles - 4WD required in wet weather

Parking:

Parking is available at Mount Imlay Summit walking track.

Important info

Distance:

6km (one-way)

Time suggested:

3 hours each way

Difficulty:

Hard

You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
  • If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
  • Check the weather before you set out as the road to Mount Imlay National Park can become slippery when it rains
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
  • Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
  • The walking opportunities in this park are suitable for experienced bushwalkers who are comfortable undertaking self-reliant hiking
  • Please clean boots using the hygiene cleaning stations along Mount Imlay Summit walking track.

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Mount Imlay National Park. Photo: NSW Government