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Mount Penang loop walk

Guula Ngurra National Park

Closed due to current alerts 

Visitor info

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

Track grading

Grade 5

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

    2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    No directional signage

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    3km loop

  • Steps

    No steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Experienced bushwalkers

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    Mount Penang walk is in Guula Ngurra National Park. To get there:

    From Sydney or Goulburn:

    • Exit the freeway at Sutton Forest (exit signposted as 'Illawarra Highway - Moss Vale, Wollongong'). Follow the signs to Canyonleigh for 10km along Canyonleigh Road, then turn right into Tugalong Road. Travel 22km along Tugalong Road until you come to Attunga Camp on your left and the park on your right. Park at the entrance to the park fire trail and walk into the park.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available at the fire trail entrance on Tugalong Road.

    Bus parking is available.

    Best times to visit

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

    Autumn

    The cooler weather is a great time to hike up to Mount Penang and enjoy spectacular views out along the Wingecarribee River valley.

    Spring

    Spring is a great time to enjoy wildlife photography in the park and soak in all of the colourful plant life in full bloom.

    Summer

    Hang out along the cool riverbanks when the weather is hot, looking out for platypus in the stream and enjoying the shade of the tall forest gums.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    12°C and 26°C

    Highest recorded

    38.3°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    2°C and 13°C

    Lowest recorded

    -6.4°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    June

    Driest month

    September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    333mm

    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.

    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 Penang loop walk

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    Park info

    Wingecaribee River, Bangadilly National Park. Photo: Phil Craven/NSW Government