The Green Gully track
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
All the practical information you need to know about The Green Gully track.
Grade 5Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
4 - 5 days
Quality of markings
Very steep and difficult
Quality of path
Rough track, many obstacles
Getting there and parking
The Green Gully track is in the south eastern corner of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. To get there:
- The track begins at Cedar Creek Cottage, 2hrs drive from Walcha, or 2½ hrs from Port Macquarie
- Detailed information on how to get there is provided when you book.
After you book, you'll receive a robust pocket/folding map called a z-card to take with you that is more than adequate for navigating along the track. The map is very detailed and includes the route of the track, contours, grid references, emergency information, mobile coverage spots and locations of huts and trails. You won't need a topographical map.
While most of the track is on management trails, there are sections that are entirely off-track. You'll need skills in map reading, compass and GPS use, as the route is not maintained as a walking trail. At each trail or ridge junction, there are signs indicating which direction to go, but when walking along creeks, just follow the creek until you see a sign.
Cedar Creek Cottage access
You'll receive an access code in your booking confirmation email to access Cedar Creek Cottage on your first night.
While you’re on the track, your car is kept behind a locked gate at Cedar Creek. Your first night at Cedar Creek Cottage has undercover parking, but you'll need to move your car to Cedar Creek Lodge, 50m away and leave it in the open while you're on the track.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
A great time to tackle The Green Gully track when the days are not too hot and the nights not too cold.
The native trees and shrubs are a riot of colour, and the grass is still short - a perfect time to walk.
The creeks are a welcome sight for a cooling paddle after a long days walk, and the fireflies can make sleeping outside under the stars a real treat.
Crisp, cool and clear days are good for tackling the challenging terrain, but bring a good sleeping bag!
Cedar Creek Cottage has 6 mattresses on old stretcher beds, a hot shower, flushing toilet, slow combustion wood fire, outside fire pit and paved area, basic kitchen with two gas burners, cutlery and crockery, large billy, large frying pan, large saucepan/rice cooker and coffee percolator, 6 camp chairs with side tables, a small 12 volt fridge/freezer, an outdoor gas barbecue, outdoor picnic table and undercover parking.
Birds Nest, Green Gully and Colwells Huts each have an outdoor picnic table and paved area, indoor and outdoor open fireplaces, 6 camping chairs, 6 stretcher beds with mattresses, a 2-burner gas ring and gas bottles, basic crockery and cutlery, large billy, large frying pan, large saucepan/rice cooker and coffee percolator, internal sink, and a pit toilet.
Green Gully Hut has the added bonus of a hot shower.
Cedar Creek Lodge has 10 mattresses on bunk beds in 3 bedrooms, a hot shower, flushing toilet, a slow combustion wood fire, outside fire pit and paved area, a fully equipped kitchen, including fridge (no freezer), gas oven, grill and stove, coffee percolator, cutlery and crockery, dining table and chairs, lounge chairs, an outdoor gas barbecue, outdoor picnic table, large verandah and emergency landline telephone.
Please note there are no bins along the track, so you’ll need to carry all rubbish to deposit in the bins provided in the final hut.
- Flush toilets
- Non-flush toilets
Each hut has an internal fire place and a fire pit outside, with firewood provided. Fires are not permitted outside of these areas. Please use as little firewood as possible, as it is an expensive item to replace in these remote locations.
We recommend that each group carry an emergency cooking device such as a small methylated spirit stove.
- Gas/electric barbecues (free)
- Fire rings (firewood supplied)
Each hut has a rainwater tank. We recommend that you boil all water or bring means of purifying the water before drinking.
There is an emergency landline phone at Cedar Creek Lodge.
- Hot showers
Cedar Creek Lodge has renewable 240 volt power, but cannot run devices drawing large currents such as toasters and hairdryers. The other huts have 12 volt solar power for lighting only.
Maps and downloads
- Walcha office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6777 4700
- 188W North Street, Walcha NSW 2354
- in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
There are 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park where you'll need day use vehicle permits: Halls Peak campground and picnic area, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. Day use vehicle permits can be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee.Contact us for permits