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Thunderbolts lookout walking track

Torrington State Conservation Area

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All the practical information you need to know about Thunderbolts lookout walking track.

Track grading

Grade 3

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

    30min - 1hr

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    2km return

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Thunderbolts lookout walking track is in the south-eastern precinct of Torrington State Conservation Area. To get there:

  • After passing through the township of Torrington, continue straight until you pass the old pub on your right.
  • Before the road bends to the left, take the right turn-off signposted to Nomads picnic area.
  • Continue for about 150m then take a right turn which will take you to Nomads picnic area where the walking track starts

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Thunderbolts lookout walking track can become boggy when it rains.

Parking

Parking is available at Nomads picnic area.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Torrington State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.

Spring

See the spectacular display of spring wildflowers as the boronias, grevilleas, prostantheras and many other native wildflowers turn the bush into a vibrant display of colour.

Summer

Wander through the bush, dotted with colourful wildflowers, as you take in the magnificent granite formations on the Mystery Face walking track.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

13°C and 31°C

Highest recorded

41.2°C

Winter temperature

Average

1°C and 19°C

Lowest recorded

-10.6°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

June

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

361.2mm

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Safety messages

This park is in a remote location, please ensure you are thoroughly prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

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.

If you’re bushwalking in this park it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Permitted

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

You are encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

Prohibited

Gathering firewood

Firewood is not supplied and may not be collected from the park.

Pets

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.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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