Nattai National Park
Starlights trail is a scenic bushwalk, suited to experienced hikers, which forms part the Greater Blue Mountains trail network between Mittagong and Katoomba.
- 11km return
- Time suggested
- 4 - 5hrs
- Grade 4
- Trip Intention Form
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- What to
- Sunscreen, hat, drinking water
Starlights trail is part of the greater trail network between Mittagong and Katoomba, where you can walk for up to seven days in complete, untouched wilderness.
A favourite bushwalker's hike, this walk runs through Nattai National Park and into Nattai Wilderness, with astonishing views of Nattai River and its surrounding cliffs.
Along the way, you’ll enjoy majestic views from Ahearn lookout of cliffs and bluffs. Walkers travelling south of Emmetts Flat can also see glimpses of the towering Russell's needle sandstone spur and Mount Jellore.
Many eucalyptus trees will line your path, as well as pockets of blue-leaved stringybark forest and, on Nattai River, majestic stands of Nattai Sandstone River peppermint forest.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- in Nattai National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
Nattai National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
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- Aboriginal culture (1)
- Birdwatching and wildlife encounters (7)
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- Environmental appreciation/study (2)
- Historic heritage (5)
- Other experiences (2)
- Picnics and barbecues (2)
- Road trips and car/bus tours (3)
- Sightseeing (7)
- Swimming (1)
- Walking (8)
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