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Molly O'Neill nature track

Bungonia National Park

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Visitor info

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

Track grading

Features of this track


0.3km one-way


15 - 45min

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

No experience required



Quality of path

Formed track: From David Reid carpark, the first 250m of the track is a flat gravel path. Wheelchair users and people with reduced mobility may need assistance along the gravel surface.

The last 50m of the track is a concrete path that leads to a timber boardwalk lookout.


Occasional steps: There are no steps along this walk, but there are 20 timber steps without handrails on the detour that leads to Lyrebird's Lair Cave.

Other barriers

Pinch points: There are no significant pinch points along the walk, but there may be sections where rocks or plants cause the track to narrow slightly.

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.


    There's parking where the walk begins at bitumen David Reid carpark, including 1 designated accessible parking spot.

    There's also a smaller bitumen carpark near The Lookdown lookout if you'd like to start the track from there instead. It has 1 designated accessible parking 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

    Summer temperature


    12°C and 26°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    1°C and 13°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    • Facilities, including accessible 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.

    Seats and resting points

    There's a seat with a backrest at the northern end of the track near The Lookdown lookout. There are also picnic tables where you can rest at the southern end of the track, near David Reid carpark.

    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 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).


    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.
    • There are picnic tables and accessible toilets with a concrete path leading to them 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.

    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.

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