Gorge walking track
Koreelah National Park
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.
- Koreelah National Park
- 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 the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/gorge-walking-track/local-alerts
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- in Koreelah National Park in the Country NSW region
Koreelah National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
All the practical information you need to know about Gorge walking track.
Grade 2Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
30 - 45min
Quality of markings
Clearly sign posted
Quality of path
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 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.
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
15°C and 29°C
2°C and 19°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- 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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Gorge walking track is in Koreelah National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:
Rich in Aboriginal culture
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
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
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.