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Valley of the Eagles walk

Gundabooka National Park

Overview

Valley of the Eagles walk starts at the popular Bennetts Gorge picnic area and explores the imposing Mount Gunderbooka in Gunabooka National Park.

Where
Gundabooka National Park
Distance
5.7km return
Time suggested
2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 5
What to
bring
Sunscreen, hat, drinking water
Please note
  • Check the weather and road conditions before you set out, as the roads to Gundabooka National Park may be closed 
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching

If you're heading to Gundabooka National Park, put on your walking shoes and explore Valley of the Eagles walk. You'll be rewarded with breath taking views of the rugged Mount Gunderbooka, which rises 500m above park.

Pleasure walkers might like to start with the easy path to the base of the mountain, where you'll find a viewing platform perfect for taking pictures in the golden afternoon light. This short stroll is 1km return, and should take you no more than an hour. 

From the viewing platform, the track to the summit is sure to get your heart pumping, but you'll be rewarded with sweeping 360 degree views of Gundabooka National Park. This is a difficult 5.7km return walk over rocky and very steep terrain, and should only be taken by fit walkers.

Tread quietly while you walk – you’re likely to see and hear a range of birdlife on this lovely walk. And if you’re lucky you might even see a pink cockatoo, so keep your eyes peeled.

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For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

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Valley of the Eagles walk, Gundabooka National Park. Photo: David Finnegan