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The Drip walking track

Goulburn River National Park

Visitor info

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

Track grading

Grade 3

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    1hr - 1hr 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    2.8km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

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

Parking

Parking is off Ulan-Cassilis Road. Limited parking is available. Spaces for caravans and small buses are available. Not suitable for large coaches.

Facilities

  • These facilities are available at the carpark only.
  • There’s seating along the track if you want to stop and rest.
  • Drinking water is not available. It's a good idea to bring your own drinking water. 

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

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.

Accessibility

The Drip walking track is not wheelchair-accessible. The carpark and picnic area are wheelchair-accessible.  
 

Prohibited

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Camping

Pets

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

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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

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Park info

Spring Gully campground, Goulburn River National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin/NSW Government