Molly O'Neill nature track
Bungonia National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Molly O'Neill nature track.
Grade 2Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
15 - 45min
Quality of markings
Clearly sign posted
No experience required
Quality of path
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
Molly O’Neill nature track is in the northern precinct of Bungonia National Park. To get there:
- From Bungonia follow Lookdown Road to the park entrance
- Drive past the park office and continue along Lookdown Road until you reach David Reid carpark.
Alternatively, the walk can also be started from The Lookdown lookout.
Parking is available at David Reid carpark, including a designated disabled spot.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Bungonia National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
After the heat of summer has subsided, take advantage of the milder weather for hiking in the park.
Enjoy bushwalking in the comfortable temperatures of this time of year when the wildflowers are at their finest. Late in the season, the stands of brittle gum become extremely photogenic as their white trunks turn pink.
Deeper exploration of caves is possible when their carbon dioxide levels reduce in winter as the warm air from within rises and the caves ‘breathe'.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
12°C and 26°C
1°C and 13°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- Facilities, including toilets, picnic tables and barbecues, are available at David Reid carpark.
- There is limited water available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - medium
- The first 250m of this track is a flat gravel path that winds through eucalypt forest.
- Some assistance may be required for wheelchairs and visitors with limited mobility, as you make your way along the gravel surface.
- The last 50m of track is a concrete path that leads to a timber boardwalk lookout with railings.
- Picnic tables, and toilets with concrete path access, are available at David Reid carpark, at the start of the track.
- If you prefer to avoid the gravel walk, you can park at Bungonia Lookdown carpark and take the concrete path to the lookout.
Medium access presents some minor difficulties, such as a grassy surface. You may require a little assistance to get around in some areas.
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.
- in Bungonia National Park in the Country NSW region
Bungonia National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to high fire danger, or park operations. It's a good idea to ring the office for current information.
Park entry fees:
$8 per vehicle per day. Daily fees can be paid at the ticket machines at the park office.Buy annual pass