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Mount Murga walking track

Nangar National Park

Visitor info

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

Track grading

Grade 5

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  • Time

    5 - 6hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Very steep

  • Distance

    8km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough unformed track

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    To get to Mount Murga walking track:

    • Take Escort Way 10km from Eugowra or 70km from Orange
    • The park entrance sign is at the intersection with Dripping Rock Road
    • Turn south here and travel 2.5km along Dripping Rock Road, where you’ll cross a cattle grid into the park.
    • Continue along this trail for another 3.5km to reach Mount Murga walking track.

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    Check the weather before you set out as the road to Terarra Creek camping and picnic area may be closed following heavy rain.

    Parking

    Parking is limited - there's only room for two vehicles opposite the trackhead. Alternatively, parking is available at Terarra Creek camping and picnic area 1km further along the trail.

    Best times to visit

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

    Autumn

    As the days cool down, it's perfect weather for taking some of the longer walks along the walking tracks and fire trails.

    Spring

    Bushwalkers will be rewarded with beautiful wildflowers and flowering shrubs.

    Winter

    Build a cosy campfire at Terarra Creek camping and picnic area and spend a cool, clear night gazing at the stars.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    13°C and 33°C

    Highest recorded

    43.5°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    2°C and 18°C

    Lowest recorded

    –6.9°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    January

    Driest month

    April

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    129.5mm

    Facilities

    Drinking water is not available in this area, so remember to bring your own supply.

    Maps and downloads

    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.

    The walking opportunities in this park are suitable for experienced bushwalkers who are comfortable undertaking self-reliant hiking.

    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.

    Mount Murga walking track

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    Park info

    Mount Nangar lookout, Nangar National Park. Photo: K Edwards/NSW Government