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Carrow Brook walking track

Mount Royal National Park

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Carrow Brook walking track is a remote walk into the valleys of Mount Royal National Park, near Singleton. A challenging loop hike, it’s best suited to fit, experienced bushwalkers.

No wheelchair access
6km loop
Time suggested
2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min
Grade 4
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What to
Drinking water, sturdy shoes, hat, suitable clothing, clothes for all weather conditions, first aid kit, sunscreen, snacks, topographic map, gps
Please note
  • This trail includes a very steep descent and ascent of 450m and requires a high level of fitness. Bushwalking experience is recommended.
  • This is a remote walking track. It’s a good idea to bring a topographic map, GPS and first-aid.
  • Weather can change quickly and dramatically in this area, so please ensure you’re well prepared.

If you’re looking for a challenge, then Carrow Brook walking track is for you. Starting from Youngville campground you’ll descend through the towering forest as you make your way to the tranquil waters of Mulgowrie Creek and Carrow Brook. The water’s edge is an ideal place to stop for a rest and some lunch before you tackle the steep climb back.

You’re sure to feel a sense of remoteness on this adventure, as you breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy the sights of tall eucalypts, giant blue gums and critically endangered scrub turpentine.

Don’t forget to look up. As well as the scenic views of Mount Royal and Mount Carrow through the forest canopy, there’s also a good chance you’ll spot glossy black cockatoos, varied sitellas and scarlet robins. And keep a lookout among the understory for long-nosed potoroo and parma wallabies.

Spring is a great time to tackle this walk. Temperatures are mild and wildflowers, like white paper daisies, are in bloom.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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