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Mount Penang loop walk

Country NSW

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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.


    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.


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


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


    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


    12°C and 26°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    2°C and 13°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day




    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 Plus 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).



    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.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Mount Penang loop walk

    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.