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Gorge walking track

Koreelah National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Gorge walking track.

Track grading

Grade 2

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    30 - 45min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    0.8km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Gorge walking track is in the northern precinct of Koreelah National Park. To get there:

  • Follow the directions from Woodenbong
  • After you turn right at Old Koreelah onto White Swamp Road, drive for another 12km and you’ll see the campground on your left.
  • The walking track starts from the campground

Parking

Parking is available at Koreelah Creek campground.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

Enjoy crisp mornings and listen to the calls of the albert lyrebird echoing throughout the valley.

Spring

See the brilliant red flowers of flame trees on the upper slopes.

Summer

Look for platypus in creek pools near the campground and enjoy swimming in Koreelah Creek Gorge.

Winter

Camp overnight and see the rugged escarpment rising out of the mist from the campground.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

15°C and 29°C

Highest recorded

29.1°C

Winter temperature

Average

2°C and 19°C

Lowest recorded

2.7°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

August

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

460mm

Facilities

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

Maps and downloads

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.

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.

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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Gorge walking track, Koreelah National Park. Photo: David Young