Gorge walking track

Koreelah National Park

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Take this easy walk along Gorge walking track and explore Koreelah Creek Gorge and waterfalls. Excellent for swimming, birdwatching, wildlife spotting and getting back to nature.

0.8km return
Time suggested
30 - 45min
Grade 2
What to
Hat, sunscreen
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.

Take an easy stroll through sclerophyll forest and explore Koreelah Creek Gorge on this short walking track. It’s only 10 minutes from Koreelah Creek campground, but there’s so much to see along the way.

You’ll see rugged peaks that rise to the west and dark green foliage of hoop pines clad to the steep cliffs. Keep a lookout as you wander along the creek for platypus swimming in the large pools of water.

Once you arrive at the gorge, stop for a while, take a refreshing swim in the cool waters or find a spot on the rocks to sit and admire the local wildlife. You might just see a brush-tailed rock wallaby on the steep rocky slopes of the gorge below the waterfall. It’s also a great place to listen out for frog calls in summer and excellent for birdwatching all year round.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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

Track grading

Features of this track


0.8km return


30 - 45min

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

No experience required


Gentle hills

Quality of path

Formed track: The walk is 1m-wide and starts off as gravel before becoming natural ground after around 200m. The ground can be boggy or muddy after heavy rain.


Occasional steps: Towards the end of the track, there are sets of steps ranging from between 2 to 4 steps each.

Once you reach the end of the track, there's an additional 17 steps without handrails that descend to a waterhole.

Accessible options

The first 300m of the walk is accessible for people with reduced mobility. It starts from the carpark at Koreelah Creek campground and heads north to a bend in the track before going down to a creek.

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 is available at Koreelah Creek campground where this walk begins.

Best times to visit

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


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


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


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


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

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


15°C and 29°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


2°C and 19°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



  • There are non-flush toilets and picnic tables at Koreelah Creek campground where this walk begins.
  • 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.

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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.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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.


Disability access level - hard

Gorge walking track is a 1m-wide track that begins as gravel and becomes natural ground after around 200m.

The first 300m of the walk is step-free - this section of the track starts from Koreelah Creek campground and passes a bend in the walk before arriving at a creek.

People with reduced mobility may need assistance on the rest of the walk:

  • There are around 50 steps towards the end of the walk in lots of 2-4 steps each, and a set of 17 steps that descend to a waterhole at the end of the track.
  • Most of the walk is natural ground, which can be boggy after heavy rain

There are toilets at Koreelah Creek campground where this walk begins, but they're not accessible or ambulant.


Gathering firewood


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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Learn more

Gorge walking track is in Koreelah National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

Rich in Aboriginal culture

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

The forests, waterways and rugged cliffs of Koreelah are part of the traditional Country of the Githabul People. For thousands of years, this beautiful landscape provided Aboriginal people with food, medicine, and materials for tools, weapons and shelters. In recognition of their ongoing connection to the land, the Federal Court of Australia recognised the Githabul People's native title rights and today, Koreelah National Park is proudly co-managed with the local Githabul People.

Teeming with wildlife

Koreelah Creek, Koreelah National Park. Photo: David Young

The diverse natural habitats of Koreelah make it a haven for wildlife. You'll see red-necked wallabies and lace monitors wandering through the campground, and might spot red-bellied black snakes and carpet pythons sunning themselves on the creek banks. At night, look for brush-tailed phascogales, sugar gliders and koalas, and listen for owls such as the sooty owl and southern boobook. Birdwatchers will never be short of something to look at in Koreelah National Park. There are over 110 species of birds found here, including the wompoo fruit-dove, regent bowerbird, eastern whipbird and albert lyrebird. Near the campgrounds, you'll probably see glossy black cockatoos, scarlet honeyeaters, grey shrike thrush and blue-faced honeyeaters.

  • Gorge walking track Take this easy walk along Gorge walking track and explore Koreelah Creek Gorge and waterfalls. Excellent for swimming, birdwatching, wildlife spotting and getting back to nature.

World Heritage plant life

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

Whether you're driving, walking, or just sitting by the creek relaxing, you'll see a diversity of vegetation types here, ranging from dry sclerophyll forests to the cool subtropical rainforests of Acacia Plateau and Wilsons Peak Flora Reserves, which are part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Enter this ancient world and you'll see black booyong, yellow carribean, rosewood and emergent hoop pines.

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