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Waa Gorge walking track

Mount Kaputar National Park

Overview

Waa Gorge walking track in Mount Kaputar National Park is a challenging walk through Grattai Wilderness Area and Waa Gorge, offering birdwatching opportunities and a great place to picnic.

Where
Mount Kaputar National Park
Distance
2.5km return
Time suggested
2 - 3hrs
Grade
Grade 5
Price
Free
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you're well-prepared for your visit.
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching

Following on from Mill-bullah walking track, the Waa Gorge walking track is a picturesque scramble for more intrepid hikers through the Grattai Wilderness Area. This track is unformed, so be prepared for a bit of a challenge as you climb a small hill on the left side of the Mill-bullah waterholes and down the other side to follow the creek into the gorge.

The walls of the gorge are spectacularly colourful, and the cool shelter offers a nice picnic spot amid the dramatic setting of the NSW Western Plains. In spring, you’ll find a myriad of wildflowers here, and the gorge is also studded with fig trees. Don't forget your camera and binoculars for some great birdwatching.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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Waa Gorge walking track, Mount Kaputar National Park. Photo: Jessica Stokes