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Pieries Peak walking track

Mount Royal National Park

Overview

Pieries Peak walking track allows visitors to hike from Youngville campground to a scenic lookout across the Hunter Valley and Lake Saint Clair.

Where
Mount Royal National Park
Distance
3km return
Time suggested
1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 4
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.

Pieries Peak walking track is a short climb from Youngville campground to the peak. The track follows a narrow and rocky ridge with steep sides. It’s not for the faint hearted. Make sure you take some treats to celebrate when you reach the peak. Pause to enjoy the scenic views across the Hunter Valley.

Keep an eye out for wedge-tailed eagles soaring above. See if you can spot seasonal visitors like dollar birds and channel-billed cuckoos. You could also encounter brush turkeys, superb lyrebirds, honeyeaters and flycatchers around the track.

Rug up in winter. When the westerly winds blow, the peak can be extremely cold.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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Pieries Peak walking track, Mount Royal National Park. Photo: Susan Davis.