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Platypus Pool walking track

Werrikimbe National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Platypus Pool walking track.

Track grading

Features of this track


5km loop


1hr 30min

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

No experience required




Occasional steps

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles

Getting there and parking

Platypus Pool walking track is in the Mooraback area of Werrikimbe National Park. To get there:

  • Follow the Oxley Highway 55km east of Walcha or 150km west of Port Macquarie
  • Turn onto Kangaroo Flat Road
  • After approximately 19.5km, turn onto Mooraback Road and follow for 7km to the park entrance.
  • After entering the park, Mooraback campground is another 7km along Mooraback Road.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available at Mooraback campground.


There are no facilities available on this walk:

  • There are no bins, so you’ll need to take all rubbish away with you.
  • There are toilets, picnic tables and barbecues at Mooraback campground, at the start of this walk.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.


Disability access level - no wheelchair access



Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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