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Mount Gray walking track

Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve

Overview

Mount Gray walking track, near Abercrombie Caves, is a bushwalk to the relics of a historic mining site. It continues on to the magnificent waterfalls and scenic views at Grove Creek Falls.

Where
Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve
Distance
7km loop
Time suggested
3 - 4hrs
Grade
Grade 4
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Please note
  • There's no drinking water available so you'll need to enough water for your trip.
  • If you’re bushwalking in this park it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
  • There is no mobile reception in this park.
  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat.

Take a journey back in time on Mount Gray walking track, when hopeful gold miners braved the remote bush conditions in their quest for fortune.

You’ll wander through undulating bushland on this medium grade walk to visit the place of a gold-mining community from the 1880s, listed on the National Estate as a historic heritage site.

The machinery and buildings have long-since gone, but the remaining earthworks are a reminder of the past. It was the miners from Mount Gray who built the dance platform inside the Abercrombie Archway at Abercrombie Caves.

After exploring this historic site, the walk leads down the road to the magnificent Grove Creek Falls. Stand at the lookout and watch the waterfalls of Grove Creek tumble over a sheer cliff to the ravine, 70 metres below.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

 

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Park info

  • in Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve in the Country NSW region
  • Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve and caves are open Thursday to Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). The reserve and caves area open daily during NSW school holidays. Closed Christmas Day.

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A visitor sits beside a creek at the bottom of Grove Creek Falls, Abercombie Karst Conservation Reserve. Photo: Stephen Babka/DPIE