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Mount Murga to Mount Nangar loop walk

Nangar National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Mount Murga to Mount Nangar loop walk.

Track grading

Grade 5

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  • Time

    7 - 9hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    16km loop

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough unformed track

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

Mount Murga to Mount Nangar loop walk is in Nangar National Park. To get to Terarra Creek campground and picnic area:

  • Drive along The Escort Way, 10km from Eugowra or 70km from Orange.
  • Turn right on Dripping Rock Road, where you’ll cross a cattle grid and enter the park.
  • Continue along this road for 4.7km until you reach the carpark.

From Terarra Creek camping and picnic area it’s:

  • 1.2km west along the fire trail to Mount Murga walking track
  • 1.3km east along the fire trail to Dripping Rock day use area
  • 11km east along the fire trail to Mount Nangar Lookout (4WD access only).

You can start and finish this walk at Terarra Creek camping and picnic area or you can do a car shuffle, with 1 car at the start of Mount Murga walking track and the other at Mount Nangar Lookout.

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as roads and walking tracks may be closed following heavy rain.

The walking track beyond Dripping Rock day use area can only be used in dry weather. It may be closed to vehicles if the track has deteriorated. Check park alerts before you visit.

  • Unsealed roads
  • 2WD access to Dripping Rock day use area
  • 4WD required to drive from Dripping Rock to Mount Nangar Lookout
  • 4WD required in wet weather

Parking

  • Parking is available at Terarra Creek camping and picnic area, Dripping Rock and Mount Nangar Lookout.
  • Parking is limited at the start of Mount Murga walking track. There is only room for 2 cars opposite the trackhead.

Facilities

There are no facilties along this walk but you’ll find non-flush toilets at Terarra Creek camping and picnic area. Picnic tables are available at Mount Nangar Lookout, Dripping Rock and Terarra Creek campground and picnic area.

Water is not available, so make sure you bring plenty of drinking water for your stay.

Rubbish bins are not provided. Please take your rubbish with you when you leave.

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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.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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).

Prohibited

Pets

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.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Map of Mount Murga to Mount Nangar loop walk, Nangar National Park. Image: OEH

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