Mount Murga to Mount Nangar loop walk
Nangar National Park
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.
- 16km loop
- Time suggested
- 7 - 9hrs
- Grade 5
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- What to
- 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
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.
Centrally located and naturally sheltered, Terarra Creek camping and picnic area makes the perfect base for bushwalking, mountain biking, camping and picnicking.
Chinamans Garden walking track is a moderate hike from Terarra Creek campground, in Nangar National Park, west of Orange. It’s easily linked with longer walks to stunning Mount Nangar or Mount Murga.
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- 7am to 7pm daily
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- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6332 7640
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- Level 2, 203-209 Russell Street, Bathurst NSW 2795
- in Nangar National Park in the Country NSW region
- Nangar National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to extreme weather or fire danger.