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Mount Brogden walking track

Cocoparra National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Mount Brogden walking track.

Track grading

Grade 4

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

    2 - 3hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    4.6km return

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

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    Mount Brogden walking track starts at the picnic area on Binya Forest Drive in Binya State Forest, leading into the southern end of Cocoparra National Park. To get there from Griffith:

    • Travel along Burley Griffin Way past Yenda
    • Turn left onto Barry Scenic Drive
    • Turn right onto Binya Forest Drive after about 3.5km
    • You’ll find the picnic area about 4.5 km along the road

    Road quality

    Check the weather before you set out as the road to the Mount Brogden walking track can become boggy when it rains.

    Parking

    Parking is available at the picnic area off Binya Forest Drive in Binya State Forest, where the track begins.

    Best times to visit

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

    Autumn

    Camp at Woolshed Flat while the days are still long and warm enough to explore the walking tracks and the cool nights are pleasant for sitting and watching the sun set Keep an eye out for the autumn greenhood, an early flowering orchid. .

    Spring

    Take Jacks Creek walking track to see gorgeous spring flowers, including orchids, daisies, wattles and tea-trees. Watch the first rainbow bee-eaters arrive to build nests in the ground. Their brilliant colours are dazzling. Climb Mount Brodgen to look out over the plains and the tree line of Murrumbidgee River .

    Winter

    Winter rains bring the creeks and falls to life, and the blue-tinged cypress pine trees contrast against the red rocks beautifully after wet weather. The mosses and lichens on Falcon Falls walking track are also renewed with the seasonal rains Wattles begin to flower and their glorious colour will brighten up a cold day .

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    15°C and 33°C

    Highest recorded

    44.7°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    3°C and 17°C

    Lowest recorded

    –4.8°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    October

    Driest month

    December

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    111.3mm

    Facilities

    Drinking water is limited or not available so you'll need to bring your own.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    This park is in a remote location, so 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.

    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).

    Outback safety

    Safety is of high priority in outback areas. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 50°C in some places. Food, water and fuel supplies can be scarce. Before you head off, check for road closures and use our contacts to stay safe in the outback.

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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