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Mount Towac walking track

Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area

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This short walk will take you to Towac Peak where you can enjoy panoramic views of Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area and the scenic countryside of Orange.

1.7km return
Time suggested
15 - 27min
Grade 3
Please note
  • This walk starts about 100m along Gum Ridge fire trail, look for the Mount Towac track sign.
  • Remember to check the weather before you set out on Mount Towac walking track as the weather can change quickly at this height. Ensure you're well-prepared and bring appropriate clothing.
  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and plenty of drinking water.

Mount Towac walking track takes you on a short trek to Towac Peak, where you’ll enjoy a panoramic view of Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area and the surrounding countryside.

Gentle breezes caress the old eucalypts which dwarf you along the path. The rare lichen clinging to the volcanic rock makes this walk a charming one. The absence of facilities along the way will make you feel as though you’re the first person to walk along this delightful track.

This short walk starts from the Gum Ridge fire trail. A little further along Towac Road, you'll find Towac picnic area. It's a simple and pleasant place to spread out a picnic rug if you have time.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


  • Towac picnic area, looking over to Orange, Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area. Photo: Kristian Laskowski © DPE

    Towac picnic area

    Towac picnic area is in Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area, near Mount Towac walk. It’s a lovely spot for a picnic when you’re visiting Orange. Bring lunch to enjoy before a walk up Mount Towac.


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