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Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Mudgee:

    • Head north on Church Street
    • Continue onto Ulan Road for 9km
    • Turn right onto Wollar Road and follow for 26km
    • Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve occupies both sides of the road

    Park entry points

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve is not accessible by public transport.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.

    Spring

    The heathland begins flowering in late winter and it really starts to hit its stride in early spring. This makes it a particularly great time for camping, birdwatching and hiking.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    16°C and 30°C

    Highest recorded

    43°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    3°C and 16°C

    Lowest recorded

    -7.2°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    January

    Driest month

    April

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    134.3mm

    Facilities

    Toilets

    Picnic tables

    Barbecue facilities

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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).

    Prohibited

    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.

    Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve

    Contact

    Nearby towns

    Mudgee (30 km)

    Set in the Cudgegong River valley in Central West NSW, Mudgee is a charming historic town and a popular destination for wine enthusiasts keen to sample its award-winning reds and whites. From its many wineries and national parks to markets, festivals and activities for the kids, Mudgee has much to offer.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Gulgong (58 km)

    Founded in the heady days of the Australian gold rush, Gulgong has approximately 130 buildings with National Trust classification. Take a self-guided walking tour of the town's historic sites.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Merriwa (113 km)

    Merriwa is a unique and friendly rural town nestled in the Upper Hunter Valley. Situated on the Golden Highway, Merriwa is the ideal place for a stopover, as it is centrally located. In just two hours you can reach Mudgee, Dubbo, Newcastle and Tamworth.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Castle Rocks walking track, Munghorn Nature Reserve. Photo: Nick Cubbin/NSW Government