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Marramarra Ridge to Smugglers Ridge walking track

Marramarra National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Marramarra Ridge to Smugglers Ridge walking track.

Track grading

Features of this track

Distance

13km loop

Time

4 - 6hrs

Quality of markings

Limited signage

Experience required

Experienced bushwalkers

Gradient

Short steep hills

Steps

Occasional steps

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles

Getting there and parking

Marramarra Ridge to Smugglers Ridge walking track is in the southern precinct of Marramarra National Park. To get there:

  • From Fiddletown, follow Bloodwood Road until you see the sign to Marramarra Ridge on your left
  • Follow Marramarra Ridge trail to the Smugglers Ridge turn-off
  • Park your car here and start the walk along Marramarra Ridge trail.

Parking

Parking is available at Smugglers Ridge turn-off.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Marramarra National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

Unwind and take in the serenity of camping at Gentlemans Halt or Marramarra Creek campgrounds.

Spring

Wander through the bush and enjoy the colourful display of wildflowers.

Summer

Paddle the waterways by kayak or canoe and have a swim in the rivers.

Winter

Enjoy longer hikes and day walks such as Canoelands Ridge walking track or Marramarra Ridge to Smugglers Ridge walking track.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

19°C and 28°C

Highest recorded

44.8°C

Winter temperature

Average

6°C and 16°C

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

This walk takes you to a remote location. Please ensure you’re well­ prepared - bring appropriate clothing and equipment, and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

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.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

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).

Permitted

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Prohibited

Pets

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.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Marramarra Ridge to Smugglers Ridge walking track

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