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Homestead Gorge walking track

Mutawintji National Park

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Visitor info

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

Track grading

Grade 5

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

    2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Flat

  • Distance

    7.5km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough unformed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

As you enter Mutawintji National Park, pass by the visitor centre and continue along the road for approximately 2km. Homestead Creek picnic area is on your right. Homestead Gorge walking track leaves from the picnic area.

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Homestead Gorge walking track is unsealed.

Parking

Parking is available at Homestead Creek picnic area.

Best times to visit

Mutawintji National Park is best visited during autumn, winter and spring when daytime weather is pleasant. Summer in the outback can be very hot.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

30°C and 35°C

Highest recorded

48.6°C

Winter temperature

Average

17°C and 31°C

Lowest recorded

-3.3°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

140.2mm

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.

If you’re bushwalking in this park it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS and make sure you leave plenty of time to complete the walk in daylight.

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).

Outback safety

Safety is of high priority in outback areas. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 50°C in some places. Food, water and fuel supplies can be scarce. Before you head off, check for road closures and use our contacts to stay safe in the outback.

Homestead Gorge walking track

Operated by

Park info

Visitor centre

  • Mutawintji Visitor Centre
    51 Old Coach Road, Mutawintji, NSW 2880
  • Mutawintji Visitor Centre is always open but it's unstaffed (self service).