Dubbo Gully loop
Dharug National Park
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
For a challenging bushwalk or mountain bike ride, head to Dubbo Gully loop in Dharug National Park, where you’ll find steep ascents and some amazing history.
- Dharug National Park
- 18km loop
- Time suggested
- 3-7 hr
- Opening times
Dubbo Gully loop is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
- What to
- Drinking water, hat, snacks, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, helmet, bike repair kit
- Please note
- For a shorter mountain bike ride or walk it's 7km return from Mangrove Mountain to the Dharug National Park boundary.
- Allow around 3hrs if mountain biking or 7hrs to hike the full 18km loop.
- If you're planning to camp overnight at Ten Mile Hollow campground you'll need to book your spot before arriving.
- The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
Definitely not for the fainthearted, this challenging steep track is ideal for adventurous bushwalkers and mountain bike riders who love to test themselves. Dubbo Gully loop combines several trails that lead through rugged and remote bushland, and includes a section of the Old Great North Road built by convicts between 1826 -1836.
Starting at Mangrove Mountain, the first few kilometres wind through Dubbo Gully, passing open fields and an historic old cemetery before reaching Dharug National Park. Continue into the park, along the signposted track to Ten Mile Hollow campground. It's a nice spot for a picnic lunch along the way, or rest your legs, pitch your tent and spend a night under the stars. Bookings required.
Beyond the campground you'll connect with the Old Great North Road. Look for Clares Bridge, the second oldest bridge on the mainland, before looping back to Dubby Gully and returning to Mangrove Mountain.
In Spring, the diverse landscapes come alive with cream flowering Sydney red gums and striking red gymea lilies. You might even see a swamp wallaby hopping across the path.
Set up your tent and relax at remote Ten Mile Hollow, in Dharug National Park. Only accessible by walking or cycling, it's a beautifully tranquil rest stop on the multi-day Old Great North Road hike.
Things to do:
Old Great North Road – World Heritage walk highlights a historic convict-built road with scenic river views, via Finchs Line, in Dharug National Park.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Bulga office
- Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm.
- 02 6574 5555
- 2156 Putty Road, Bulga NSW 2330
- in Dharug National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Dharug National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.