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Bertha's Gully walking track

Weddin Mountains National Park

Overview

This medium difficulty walk near Grenfell passes small waterfalls and rock overhangs along Bertha’s Gully. Stop by at the campground for a rest after your 6km walk.

Where
Weddin Mountains National Park
Distance
3km return
Time suggested
2 - 3hrs
Grade
Grade 4
Price
Free
Please note
  • It’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, please be well-prepared for your visit.
  • Drinking water is not available in this area
  • There's limited mobile reception in this park

This very scenic walk takes you up through Bertha’s Gully on the western side of the Weddin Mountains. Named after Bertha Seaton of the historic Seaton’s Farm, it leads to a secluded, tranquil spot where you’ll often see waterfalls making their way through the gully after a good rain.

Located at the eastern end of Ben Hall’s campground, the trail is lined with rugged rocks and little stone overhangs. The walk takes you through woodland dominated by white box, blakely’s red gum, grey box, fuzzy box and kurrajong, which persists up much of the gully. Along the flanks of the gully, hillside species such as black cypress pine, mugga ironbark, shrubby sheoak and tumbledown red gum dominate the open forest. Expect to see Australian indigo, wattles and seven dwarf’s grevillea throughout your hike. It’s best seen in spring when the wildflowers – orchids and lilies - and shrubs are blossoming, and the surrounding farming country looks flush and fertile.

A medley of birds and wildlife may well join you; superb parrots, kookaburras and rosellas all chat cheerfully overhead, as wallabies and kangaroos forage for tasty nibbles in the rich foliage of the gully.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • in Weddin Mountains National Park in the Country NSW region
  • Weddin Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Bathurst
      (02) 6332 7640
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Level 2, 203-209 Russell Street, Bathurst NSW. To contact the KARST Conservation Unit in this office please call (02) 6332 7680.
    • Fax: (02) 6332 7650
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Rock Formations, Berthas Gully Track, Weddin Mountains National Park. Photo: M Cooper/NSW Government