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Shepherds Peak walking track

Coolah Tops National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Shepherds Peak walking track.

Track grading

Features of this track


3km return


1hr - 1hr 30min

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

Experienced bushwalkers


Very steep


Occasional steps

Quality of path

Rough track, many obstacles

Getting there and parking

Shepherds Peak walking track is in Coolah Tops National Park.

To get there from Coolah:

  • Drive east on sealed Coolah Creek Road for almost 19km.
  • Turn right onto unsealed State Forest Road and drive almost 11km to the park entrance.
  • Continue straight onto The Forest Road and drive for about 26km.
  • Breeza lookout is on your left. Park here.
  • Shepherds Peak walking track starts at Breeza lookout.

Note: The Forest Road east of the Hildegard Road intersection is closed to vehicles during winter, from June to August.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • Most roads suitable for 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only


Parking is available at Breeza lookout.

Bike access

You can cycle from campgrounds in Coolah Tops National Park to Breeza lookout along The Forest Road.


There are no bins so you’ll need to take all rubbish away with you.

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.

Mobile safety

Coolah Top National Park has limited mobile reception. You may get reception at Bundabella lookout.


Disability access level - no wheelchair access



Camping is not permitted on Shepherds Peak walking track.




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.

Shepherds Peak walking track

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Park info

  • in Coolah Tops National Park in the Country NSW region
  • Coolah Tops National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or management operations. The eastern end of the park is regularly closed during wet weather due to slippery road conditions.