Mount Penang loop walk
Guula Ngurra National Park
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
- Trip Intention Form
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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.
Mount Penang loop walk - overview map
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/mount-penang-loop-walk/local-alerts
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- in Guula Ngurra National Park in the Country NSW region
This national park is closed to the public until building works are completed.
All the practical information you need to know about Mount Penang loop walk.
Grade 5Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min
Quality of markings
No directional signage
Short steep hills
Quality of path
Formed track, some obstacles
Getting there and parking
Get driving 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
12°C and 26°C
2°C and 13°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day