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Mount Nangar walking track

Nangar National Park

Visitor info

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

Track grading

Grade 5

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    5 - 6hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Very steep

  • Distance

    6km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough unformed track

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

Mount Nangar walking track begins at Dripping Rock picnic area.

To get to there:

  • 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 5.5km to reach Dripping Rock picnic area

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 available at Dripping Rock picnic area or Mount Nangar lookout.

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 it’s a good idea to bring your own.

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 Nangar walking track

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