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Wollondilly River walking track

Guula Ngurra National Park

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Overview

Wollondilly River walking track is a challenging 8km return walk in Guula Ngurra National Park, near Moss Vale. It's best suited to very experienced bushwalkers.

Where
Guula Ngurra National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Distance
8km return
Time suggested
4 - 6hrs
Grade
Grade 5
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What to
bring
Drinking water, snacks, sturdy shoes, hat, raincoat, clothes for all weather conditions, sunscreen, first aid kit, personal locator beacon, topographic map, compass, gps
Please note
  • This challenging walk requires a good level of fitness and is only suitable for very experienced bushwalkers.
  • Spring and autumn are the best seasons to walk this track. Summer is too hot.
  • Drinking water is not available in the area so bring plenty with you.
  • There is no mobile reception in this park.

Winding downhill to the Wollondilly River and offering breathtaking views along the way, Wollondilly River walking track is a pleasant walk through beautiful forest. With some steep sections, a rough track and limited signage, it's also a difficult walk suitable for very experienced bushwalkers.

Starting from the informal parking area you'll follow Dirrang Management Trail for roughly 1km, descending into grey gum forest. At the bottom of Dirrang Management Trail you'll enter a flat clearing, and then continue on a smaller trail heading west along a section of grass. The trail splits here with Baldy Billy Peak walking track on your right heading north, and Wollondilly River walking track on your left heading south.

As you follow Wollondilly River walking track you'll make your way along the ridge top, and then head further downhill for 800m. The track can be slippery here, and steep in some sections, so walking sticks could be a good option. Keep going, and when you reach the next intersection you'll take the right and continue heading west into forest red gum woodland.

After another 1.5km you'll find yourself at the Wollondilly River and the return point of your walk. You'll also receive the reward for your efforts, with the riverbank providing stunning river views and a perfect spot to swim or enjoy a picnic among the big boulders.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Mount Penang Loop Walk, Guula Ngurra National Park. Photo: Phil Craven

    Mount Penang loop walk

    Mount Penang loop walk in Guula Ngurra National Park is a 3km unmarked hiking trail that is best-suited to experienced bushwalkers.

  • View of Guula Ngurra National Park, from Baldy Billy Peak walking track in Little Forest West area. Photo credit: Andrew Boleyn © DPIE

    Baldy Billy Peak walking track

    Climb to the top of Billy Baldy Peak on this steep and challenging 5km return walk in Guula Ngurra National Park, near Moss Vale and Canyonleigh.

 

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Park info

  • in Guula Ngurra National Park in the Country NSW region
  • The Mount Penang and Little Forest West areas of Guula Ngurra National Park are always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    The Tugalong area of Guula Ngurra National Park is currently closed to the public for building works. When works are completed, the area will be open to the public from 9am to 5pm on the first weekend of each month (Saturday and Sunday) between 1 March and 30 October. The area is closed to the public at other times to protect sensitive natural and cultural heritage values.

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