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Goorgana walking track

Nightcap National Park

Overview

Goorgana walking track is ideal for experienced bushwalkers keen to tackle the challenging iconic peaks in Nightcap National Park.

Where
Nightcap National Park
Distance
18km return
Time suggested
12hrs - 1 day
Grade
Grade 5
Price
Free
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • It’s advised to avoid the hotter months over summer and be mindful of shorter daylight hours in winter when planning your walk.
  • The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching

Exhilarating Goorgana walking track will, quite literally, take the most experienced mountain hikers to new levels. Taking in some of the most iconic peaks in the rugged western terrain in Nightcap National Park, this steep, challenging track is definitely not for the faint-hearted.

This unmarked track leads from the lookout along Pholis Gap walking track and is best-suited to small groups of highly-skilled bushwalkers who can confidently navigate without directional signage. Taking in Mount Nardi, there are spectacular views to Wollumbin-Mount Warning in the north.

Goorgana walking track has overgrown patches, a maze of old logging tracks, and steep slopes which will challenge even the most skilled walkers. This World Heritage rainforest is teeming with wildlife for you to see, including peregrine falcons, long-nosed potoroos and pademelons.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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Goorgana walking track, Nightcap National Park. Photo: Kerrie Metzler