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Guula Ngurra National Park

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Overview

With its remote rural setting, peaceful surrounds and significant Aboriginal culture, you can form a deep connection with Country in Guula Ngurra National Park, near Moss Vale.

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The name Guula Ngurra was provided by the Gundungurra People, and can be translated as Koala Country. This name embodies the spirit of Guula Ngurra National Park, which helps connect visitors with Country and provides important habitat for koalas. ‘Guula’ is the word for koala and ‘Ngurra’ (Country) has a deep meaning of belonging. ‘Ngurra’ takes in everything within the physical, cultural and spiritual landscape – landforms, waters, plants, animals, foods, medicines, stories and people; past, present and future.

Located close to Moss Vale, Berrima and Mittagong, Guula Ngurra National Park is an easy stop along your Southern Highlands road trip. As you explore the park’s varied environments you’ll marvel at the range of biodiversity on display. With its sandstone ridges and overhangs, red gum slopes, heath-woodland, river flats and caves, the park provides important habitat to a wide variety of animals, including the endangered glossy-black cockatoo.

If you’re an experienced adventurer you’ll love exploring the park’s landscape on foot, tackling its challenging bushwalks and hiking to its peaks. And with a range of lookouts on offer you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to expansive views.

Guula Ngurra National Park is also an ideal place for you to connect with Aboriginal culture and immerse yourself in Country. The meeting point of the Wollondilly and Wingecarribee rivers in particular, on the northern boundary of the park, is part of the Creation Story in which Mirragan fought Gurangatch, and has great significance in Aboriginal culture.

Highlights in this park

  • 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.

  • The Wollondilly River in Little Forest West Area, Guula Ngurra National Park. Photo credit: Andrew Boleyn © DPIE

    Wollondilly River walking track

    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 b...

  • 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.

 

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Bushwalkers in Wollemi National Park. Photo: Daniel Tran/DPIE

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Contact

  • 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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