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Historic Water Race walking track

Mullion Range State Conservation Area

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Historic Water Race walking track.

Track grading

Features of this track


2.6km loop


1hr - 1hr 30min

Quality of markings

Limited signage

Experience required

No experience required


Short steep hills


Occasional steps

Quality of path

Rough track, many obstacles

Getting there and parking

Historic Water Race walking track is in the Fourth Crossing precinct of Mullion Range State Conservation Area. To get there, travel north-east from Orange along Ophir Road for 19km to Fourth Crossing picnic area.


Parking is available nearby at Fourth Crossing picnic area.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you at Mullion Range State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.


The cooler months are a great time for enjoying bushwalks, birdwatching and 4WD touring in the area.


Relax and dine al fresco surrounded by blooming wildflowers at Fourth Crossing picnic area.


Cool off with a splash in the creek or go trout fishing when the weather gets steamy.


The Falls Water Falls is particularly striking when there are high levels of water in Summer Hill Creek following heavy rainfall.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


12°C and 28°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


2°C and 13°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day


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 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.



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.

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