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Chinamans Garden walking track

Nangar National Park

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Overview

Chinamans Garden walking track is a moderate hike from Terarra Creek campground, in Nangar National Park, west of Orange. It’s easily linked with longer walks to stunning Mount Nangar or Mount Murga.

Where
Nangar National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Distance
7.4km return
Time suggested
5hrs
Grade
Grade 4
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What to
bring
Drinking water, sturdy shoes, suitable clothing, first aid kit, hat, sunscreen, snacks
Please note

This walking track requires a moderate level of fitness.

This 7.4km return walk starts from Terarra Creek campground and picnic area. It’s a peaceful day walk and is easily combined with longer hikes to explore Nangar National Park’s scenic ridges and peaks.

From the campground make your way along Terarra Creek fire trail, lined with pink honeymyrtle blossoms in springtime. After 400m, follow signs for Chinamans Garden walking track. Keep an eye out for the old fence from a long-ago garden cultivated by Chinese miners, which gives this track its name.

Listen to birdsong in the treetops, as you wind your way uphill through whitebox, stringybark and scribbly gum woodlands. Bring your binoculars for a better chance to spot little lorikeets, turquoise parrots and spotted pardalotes. You may hear wallabies or kangaroos in the undergrowth, or even spot an echidna by the trail.

At the intersection with Mount Murga to Mount Nangar link track stop for a well-deserved rest before returning the way you came. For a longer hike, experienced, well-equipped bushwalkers can head 3.3km west to Mount Murga, or 4.8km east to reach Mount Nangar’s scenic lookout.

Fresh clear days in autumn, winter and spring are the best times for this walk. As the days grow longer, the landscape comes alive with a kaleidoscope of wildflowers, like nodding blue lilies and rusty spider flowers.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Nearby

  • Terrara Creek campground and picnic area, Nangar National Park. Photo: Geoff Edwards/NSW Government

    Terarra Creek camping and picnic area

    Centrally located and naturally sheltered, Terarra Creek camping and picnic area makes the perfect base for bushwalking, mountain biking, camping and picnicking.

  • Mount Murga walking track, Nangar National Park. Photo: A Lavender/NSW Government

    Mount Murga to Mount Nangar loop walk

    The Mount Murga to Mount Nangar loop walk combines some of the best hikes in Nangar National Park to give you a full day peak-to-peak experience.

 

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