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Mount Penang loop walk

Guula Ngurra National Park

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Mount Penang loop walk in Guula Ngurra National Park is a 3km unmarked hiking trail that is best-suited to experienced bushwalkers.

Guula Ngurra National Park
3km loop
Time suggested
2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min
Grade 5
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Please note

  • Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat.
  • This park is in a remote location and weather can be unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
  • If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
  • There is limited/no mobile reception in this park.

Mount Penang loop walk is only 3km, but you’ll need to be a relatively experienced bushwalker nonetheless, due to the short but steep hills and unmarked trail. The effort will be worth it though, as at the peak you’ll be able to enjoy soaking in some truly amazing 360-degree views from the summit of Mount Penang.

Beginning at Tugalong Road, this challenging but rewarding loop winds steadily uphill and continues on to the scenic summit of Mount Penang. Take in the awe-inspiring views from the top, savour the serenity of your surroundings, and look out for local birdlife soaring overhead before making your way back.   

This walk is best enjoyed during the more temperate seasons of spring and autumn.

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.

General enquiries

Park info

  • in Guula Ngurra National Park in the Country NSW region
  • The Mount Penang and Little Forest West areas of Guula Ngurra National Park are always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    The Tugalong area of Guula Ngurra National Park is currently closed to the public for building works. When works are completed, the area will be open to the public from 9am to 5pm on the first weekend of each month (Saturday and Sunday) between 1 March and 30 October. The area is closed to the public at other times to protect sensitive natural and cultural heritage values.

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