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Molly O'Neill nature track

Bungonia National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Molly O'Neill nature track.

Track grading

Grade 2

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

    15 - 45min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Flat

  • Distance

    0.3km one-way

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

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Get 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.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    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.

    Autumn

    After the heat of summer has subsided, take advantage of the milder weather for hiking in the park.

    Spring

    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.

    Winter

    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

    Summer temperature

    Average

    12°C and 26°C

    Highest recorded

    40°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    1°C and 13°C

    Lowest recorded

    -9°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    200.7mm

    Facilities

    • 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

    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.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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).

    Accessibility

    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.

    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.

    Molly O'Neill nature track

    Park info

    • 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
    Molly O'Neil Track, Bungonia National Park. Photo: Audrey Kutzner/NSW Government