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Junction Spur walking track

Gibraltar Range National Park

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Overview

For experienced bushwalkers only, Junction Spur walking track in Gibraltar Range National Park will suit adventure seekers who want to get off the beaten track and explore the tablelands.

Where
Gibraltar Range National Park in North Coast, Country NSW
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Distance
8km return
Time suggested
5hrs
Grade
Grade 5
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Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, sturdy shoes, clothes for all weather conditions, hat, sunscreen, compass, topographic map, insect repellent
Please note
  • You need navigational skills to find your way on this unmarked route.
  • Come prepared because weather conditions can change quickly in the tablelands.
  • Ticks and leeches are common in this area. They can cause allergic reactions and other health issues.
  • To avoid getting bitten, apply insect repellent containing DEET and wear long trousers, a long-sleeved shirt and a hat. If bitten by a tick, remove it as soon as possible.

Junction Spur walking track is great day walk for fit, adventurous day trippers from Grafton or Glenn Innes or those staying at Mulligans campground.

You’ll need navigational skill to complete this challenging 5-hour, 8km return hike, which features a long and challenging diversion from Murrumbooee Cascades walking track.

Starting from Mulligans campground, the walk diverts from Murrumbooee Cascades walking track after about 1.1km to follow a spur between Little Dandahra and Dandahra creeks. It continues across rugged terrain, down to the junction of these 2 waterways. This remote and peaceful spot is a great place to enjoy lunch and cool off. 

Junction Spur walking track is a long and difficult hike. Be sure to leave yourself plenty of time to enjoy the highlights because there’s lots to see, from dry eucalypt forest to rainforest and grass trees. Keep an eye out for the parma wallaby, a small marsupial once thought to be extinct.

Spring’s a great time to visit, to see the Gibraltar Range waratah and other wildflowers bloom across the rainforest. In summer, early morning starts and refreshing creek dips are the best way to beat the heat.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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Park info

  • in Gibraltar Range National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Gibraltar Range National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, road damage, or high fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change and display your receipt.

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