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New England Wilderness walk

New England National Park

Overview

This challenging walk takes experienced bushwalkers on a journey through diverse wilderness, from the edge of New England Tableland to the headwaters of Bellinger River.

Where
New England National Park
Distance
33km one-way
Time suggested
2 - 3 days
Grade
Grade 5
Price
Free
What to
bring
Clothes for all weather conditions, drinking water, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, hat
Please note
  • Avoid doing the walk during periods of heavy rainfall and high river levels.
  • This park is in a remote location and weather can be unpredictable. Please come well-prepared and tell a family member or friend about your travel plans.

Descending over 1,000m from the edge of New England Tableland to the headwaters of Bellinger River, this multi-day walk invites experienced bush walkers on a journey through diverse wilderness.

Best done over three days, this challenging walk follows the trail up to Wrights lookout. Enjoy the spectacular views before continuing along Snowy Range, then down to Sunday Creek.

The next stage involves creek-walking and river crossings, so make sure you’re equipped with the right footwear. There are lots of opportunities for swimming and serene camping along the way.

Once you reach the valley floor, you’ll wander along an old farm trail over grassy river flats, passing historic farmhouses and stockyards to remind you of the farming heritage here.

The 33km walk finishes on Darkwood Road, but you can also extend your adventure by canoeing or kayaking down the river from Cool Creek Crossing.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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New England Wilderness walk, New England National Park. Photo: Barbara Webster/NSW Government