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Pholis Gap walking track

Nightcap National Park

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Pholis Gap walking track is perfect if you’re looking for spectacular views across to Wollumbin-Mount Warning and the dramatic mountains of the Nightcap escarpment.

4km return
Time suggested
1hr 30min - 2hrs
Grade 3
Please note
The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.

Situated in northern NSW, this moderate walking track offers spectacular mountain scenery, and is ideal for families and keen birdwatchers. 

Starting at Mount Nardi, the track meanders through lush rainforest of yellow carabeen and towering brushbox. You might see Albert’s lyrebirds and brush turkeys darting through the understorey. Descending westwards, look for grass trees and New England blackbutt along the drier ridges.

Reaching Pholis Gap, gaze across the surrounding valleys that were once a part of a volcanic crater. Looking to the skies, you might be lucky to see a peregrine falcon surfing on the updrafts.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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  • in Nightcap National Park in the North Coast region
  • Nightcap National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or management operations.

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