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Mount Emperor loop

Kanangra-Boyd National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Mount Emperor loop.

Getting there and parking

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    On entering Kanangra-Boyd National Park from Jenolan:

    • Follow Kanangra Walls Road for 15km
    • Mount Emperor loop begins at the Kowmung River trail junction on the right

    Road quality

    Check the weather before you set out as the road to Morong Falls trail can become boggy when it rains.

    Parking

    Parking is available beside the road at the Boyd River trail junction, just past the Kowmung River trail on Kanangra Walls Road.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Kanangra-Boyd National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Spring

    A beautiful time of year to enjoy hiking and mountain biking; the temperature isn't too hot. The Kanangra Classic, a weekend of outdoor adventure, takes place at Jensens Farm near Boyd River Campground in October. The event includes mountain bike enduros, a social ride and an ultramarathon.

    Summer

    Take the family camping in the mountains. This is best time of year for canyoning, as well as spotting some of the park's wildlife including kangaroos, echidnas, wombats and lyrebirds.

    Winter

    With cold temperatures during these months, including the possibility of snow, it's best to walk and mountain bike as part of a day trip. You'll be rewarded with the yellow Kanangra wattle beginning to bloom in late winter.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    10°C and 23°C

    Highest recorded

    34.5°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    -2ºC and 10ºC

    Lowest recorded

    -10.1ºC

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    June

    Driest month

    March

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    200.3mm

    Facilities

    • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
    • You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

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    Safety messages

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    • The walking opportunities in this park are suitable for experienced bushwalkers who are comfortable undertaking self-reliant hiking

    Cycling safety

    Hundreds of cyclists head to our national parks for fun and adventure. If you're riding your bike through a national park, read these mountain biking and cycling safety tips.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

    Permitted

    Fishing

    A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

    Prohibited

    Gathering firewood

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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