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Pheasants Peak walking track

South East Forests National Park

Overview

Pheasants Peak walking track is a short, yet challenging walk near Bombala, which meanders through old growth forest with spectacular views from the summit.

Where
South East Forests National Park
Distance
4km return
Time suggested
1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 4
Price
Free
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen

Go walking through tall eucalypts and alongside huge granite boulders. Stop to take in the view as you look across the Monaro Plains towards the Snowy Mountains.

Ascend through lush old growth forest, passing by stands of White Ash forest and Brown Barrel before approaching the summit where you’ll find a remarkable scattering of giant, granite tors.

It’s the ideal place to relax and enjoy picnicking with a view, especially at sunset. On a clear day the views are spectacular. Yet it is equally striking and timeless on days when onshore winds blow in orographic mists and the landscape is shrouded in a thick cloud.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • in South East Forests National Park in the South Coast and Snowy Mountains regions
  • South East Forests National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Bombala office
      02 6458 5900
      Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 12.30pm.
    • 153 Maybe Street, Bombala NSW 2632
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    • Merimbula
      02 6495 5000
      Contact hours: Monday to Friday and some weekends during peak holiday periods, 10am to 3pm.
    • Corner Sapphire Coast and Merimbula Drives, Merimbula NSW
    • Email: FSCR@environment.nsw.gov.au
      Fax: 02 6495 5055
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    • Narooma office
      02 4476 0800
      Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm. Closed public holidays.
    • 9 Burrawang Street, Cnr Graham Street, Narooma NSW 2456
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Pheasants Peak walking track, South East Forests National Park. Photo: John Spencer