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Mount Murga to Mount Nangar loop walk

Nangar National Park

Overview

The Mount Murga to Mount Nangar loop walk combines some of the best hikes in Nangar National Park to give you a full day peak-to-peak experience.

Where
Nangar National Park
Distance
16km loop
Time suggested
7 - 9hrs
Grade
Grade 5
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Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, torch, hat, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, clothes for all weather conditions, snacks
Please note
  • This walking track is long and requires a moderate level of fitness.
  • You’ll need to follow the white reflectors on tree trunks along Mount Murga walking track and Mount Murga to Nangar link track, and the yellow markers on Mount Nangar walking track.
  • Remember to take a torch in case you’re still walking when the sun sets.
  • There are kangaroo tracks that cross the walking track, don’t confuse these with the marked route.
  • Summer is generally too hot for bushwalking in this park

If you’re looking for a hike in Nangar National Park, near Eugowra, you can’t beat this challenging walk which links the shorter Mount Murga and Mount Nangar walking tracks.

To complete the full loop, start at Terarra Creek camping and picnic area and travel along the fire trail for 1.2km until Mount Murga walking track. This follows the ridgeline through red stringybark and scribbly gum woodland. Once you’ve reached the top of Mount Murga you can take a 650m detour for stunning countryside views, or turn at the signpost onto the Mount Murga-Nangar link track.

Scramble down the steep hill and back up the eastern side, where you’ll meet Chinamans Garden walking track. This shortcut (3.3km) takes you back to the campground if you’re not feeling energetic enough to complete the full loop. Otherwise, continue 4.8km to Mount Nangar Lookout, past an intersection with photos of the colourful wildflowers you may see along the way.

Mount Nangar Lookout is a great spot to catch your breath and soak up the panoramic views across to Mount Canobolas. You might see birds of prey like the peregrine falcon, wedge-tailed eagle and brown falcon perching on the cliff face and circling over the open valleys.

Finish the loop by heading back down the Mount Nangar walking track to Dripping Rock and then walking 1.3km west along the fire trail to Terarra Creek camping and picnic area.

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.
Mt Nangar hiking track, Nangar National Park. Photo: A Lavender/NSW Government