Junction Spur walking track
Gibraltar Range National Park
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.
- No wheelchair access
- 8km return
- Time suggested
- Grade 5
- Trip Intention Form
It's a good idea to let someone know where you're going. Fill in a trip intention form to send important details about your trip to your emergency contact.
- Personal Locator Beacon
Hire a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) for free at the Glen Innes office.
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- What to
- 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.
The free NSW National Parks app lets you download maps and explore parks, things to do and places to stay—all without mobile reception.
Are you planning a bushwalk, going somewhere remote or where the weather is extreme? Stay safe by planning your trip for all conditions and telling someone about it.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Glen Innes office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6739 0700
- 68 Church Street, Glen Innes NSW 2370
- 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.Buy annual pass