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The Drip walking track

Country NSW

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about The Drip walking track.

Track grading

Features of this track


2.8km return


1hr - 1hr 30min

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

No experience required


Short steep hills: The walk has many steep hills

Quality of path

Formed track: The walk is 1m-wide, and hard-packed ground and rock along its length.


Occasional steps: There are sets of steps, ranging from between 3 steps and 19 steps each, all the way along the track.

Some of the steps are timber and others are stone. Only one of the sets of steps has handrails.

Other barriers

Gates: There are 2 locked vehicle gates at the start of the walk, but there's pedestrian access next to the gate.

Pinch points: There may be points where the track narrows due to rocks, tree roots and plants.

The track also narrows to 0.8m-wide at the pedestrian bridge towards the start of the walk.

Other barriers: There's a set of stepping stones across Bobadeen Creek.

Getting there and parking

The Drip is in Goulburn River State Conservation Area, on the extreme western boundary of Goulburn River National Park. To get there from Mudgee:

  • Drive around 50km north from Mudgee on Ulan-Cassilis Road.
  • Pass by the Ulan and Moolarben coal mines and drive for another 10km.
  • Look for the turn-off sign for The Drip, just north of the Ulan mine precinct towards the Golden Highway.

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


There's parking off Ulan-Cassilis Road in The Drip carpark, which is a bitumen carpark. Limited parking is available, and there are also spaces for caravans and small buses. The carpark is not suitable for large coaches.

Note: Ulan-Cassilis Road is a 100km/hr road. Take care when entering and leaving The Drip carpark. Avoid parking on Ulan-Cassilis Road, as it is very dangerous to cross.


  • The toilets and picnic tables are located at the carpark.
  • Drinking water is not available. It's a good idea to bring your own drinking water. 


There's an double-bay ambulant toilet a short walk from the carpark where the walk begins.

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Seats and resting points

There's a bench seat with a backrest shortly after the track crosses Bobadeen Creek.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

  • Day visits are recommended as there is no lighting on the track.
  • Ulan-Cassilis Road has a 100km/hr speed limit. Take care when entering and exiting the carpark onto the road.

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.

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

The water level at The Drip and the Goulburn River can rise or fall without warning. Please supervise children closely near the water.


Disability access level - no wheelchair access

The Drip walking track may be challenging for people with reduced mobility:

  • The walk has many short, steep hills and over 250 steps in sets that range from between 3 to 19 steps each. Only one of these sets of steps has a handrail.
  • There's a creek crossing with stepping stones
  • There may be points where the track narrows due to rocks, tree roots and plants. It also narrows to 0.8m-wide at the pedestrian bridge near the start of the walk.

The carpark and picnic area are wheelchair-accessible and there's a double-bay ambulant toilet a short, gentle walk from the carpark.


Camp fires and solid fuel burners



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.

Map of The Drip walking track in Goulburn River National Park.

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