Latest Walks

Easy
2.9 km return
75 mins

Walpa Gorge

It’s 36 sandstone domes of various sizes. One of the walks is 2.9kms, but is well worth it.

Medium
7.9 km return
2.5 hrs

Valley Of the Winds

In comparison to Uluru, this walk is certainly more scenic.
It took me 2 hours to finish, but that was with MANY photo stops.
The environment is very tranquil. Try and soak it all in and not rush. And when they say 'valley of the winds', there are lots of valleys and its very windy (but pleasant as its very cooling).

During the walk, wear proper foot wear. It's actually quite easy to roll your ankles.
All I took was a camera, a hat, and one bottle of water, and found this was ample.
Absolutely spectacular Scenery, with many outstanding photo opportunities.

Medium
11.8 km return
4 hrs

Uluru Circuit

A flat but long 10km loop around the base of Uluru. Amazing views up the rock and especially in the gullies leading to water holes, if there has been any rain! Best done in the morning before the sun gets high as the shadows and colours are amazing. In summer it would be unbearable any other time than first thing. Limited water spots so take plenty with you. Smaller children will run out of puff and once you are around the far side there are no shortcuts back. For an easier option try the bikes, hired from the cultural centre.

Medium
6 km return
90 mins

Goonoowigal State Conservation Area

Thunderbolts Lookout and Middle Creek Falls are located in Goonoowigall State Conservation Area

Mt Clunie

This is one for the "peak-baggers" and those who want to test there fitness. Mt Clunie is one of the high mountains (1158m) on the Qld/NSW border and the walk involves one of the tougher ascents in South-East Qld (described as "incredibly steep" in the Bushpeople's Guide, and they aren't joking). The walk begins at the border gate on the Carneys Creek Rd (this becomes White Swamp Rd once it crosses into NSW) and follows the border fence all the way up to the summit. The first few kilometres of the walk, in a roughly Southerly direction, is through undulating terrain in open eucalypt forest, and although there are some steep sections, it isn't too difficult. However, about an hour into the walk, a steel fence is crossed, the vegetation begins to change to rainforest, and the very steep section commences. At this point is is very handy to wear tough gloves, in order to drag yourself up the fence, and wear long sleeves and pants/gators, to battle through some areas of blackberry. A few hundred metres from the summit, the track levels, and there are some picturesque rock formations on the Qld side of the fence. In some sections, it is best to climb over the fence for easier travel. The summit is marked by a cairn, but there are no views to speak of, apart from occasional glimpses of Wilson's Peak to the North-West. You will make up some time on the return trip, but in parts, it's almost necessary to slide back down!

Very Easy
3 km return
45 mins

Lake Inverell Reserve

Lake Inverell was formed when the dam wall was put across the Macintyre River, the lake Reserve is now a peaceful spot close to town and is home to a large variety of wildlife

Easy
1 km return
15 mins

Forest Lakeside Ewen Maddock Dam

Peaceful, flat and easy walk on smooth track through forest used by the occasional mountain biker and galloping dog. After about 5 minutes you reach the lake. Beautiful view

Medium
20 km return
5 hrs

Mt Joyce Summit Walk

A easy, but long walk along the banks of the Wyaralong Dam to the summit track for Mt Joyce which rewards you with amazing views as far as Mt Barney.

Easy
500 m return
30 mins

Limestone Caves

Explore the lLimestone caves located in Kwiamblal National Park

Easy
2 km return
45 mins

Cranky rock

From the car park you can walk up through the massive boulders to the lookout, there is also a cave to explore and you can explore some of the creek.

Medium
4 km return
90 mins

Burning Mountain

Burning Mountain is a unique natural phenomenon and a highlight of the region. The best way to discover this unusual nature reserve is a 4km return track that has some steep sections.

Hard
9.3 km return
5 hrs

Upper Portals and Montserrat Lookout circuit

Awesome day out taking in these two spectacular locations. We intended to do this circuit the other way around (I.e. anti-clockwise) but couldn’t find the track to cross Yamaha Creek at the T-junction at the bottom of the hill (without going through private property. Probably you just have to, but there is also a big muddy bog to get around there). No worries, did it clockwise in 6 hours including about an hour for lunch, exploring the portals and enjoying the amazing views of Mt Barney from Montserrat Lookout.

Medium
2 km return
1 hr

The Governor

This return track takes you onto the peak of a large volcanic plug, with a drop away backdrop that takes your breath away. From here you overlook the northern wilderness area of Mount Kaputar National Park.

Medium
44 km return
2 days

Robeys Farm

A very long day walk (or bike ride) from Darlington, or easily accessible in a day from Frenchs Farm / Encampment Cove campgrounds. The walk along a sandy track end at the Robeys Farm farmhouse, which is in pretty good condition and has a number of original artefacts inside the house.

Medium
8 km return
4 hrs

Bishop & Clerk

Bishop and Clerk is a popular day walk on Maria Island, and is one of Tasmania’s “Top 60 Great Short Walks”. Please see the official guidebook for route description
Great views from the rocky summit.

Easy
9 km return
2.5 hrs

Waratah Track

The long and easy Waratah Track track takes in wildflowers and some scenic water views over Akuna and Yeomens Bay in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park at the end. It's a 4WD track - closed to vehicles but suitable for mountain bikes as well as walkers.

Very Easy
1.1 km return
30 mins

Koolewong Track

The Koolewong Track (koolewong is an Aboriginal word for koala, ‘though there are none left in this area) is one of the shortest walks at West Head. However, it leads to one of the best lookouts over Hawkesbury River toward Patonga and Lion island.

Easy
1.4 km return
40 mins

Willunga Track

This short walk takes you to the highest point in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. At the top of the hill is an old trig point and some stunning panoramic view. On a clear day, there is an uninterrupted 180-degree view across large parts of the park, including Pittwater to the east and distant glimpses of Sydney city on the horizon, far to the south.

Medium
9.4 km return
3 hrs

Towlers Bay Track

An easy walk on a 4WD / management road, that leads down from West Head Road to Towlers Bay (where there are are a few houses that are accessed via water only). There’s also a YHA youth hostel at Towlers Bay, accessed via this track or by ferry/water taxi.

Easy
2.2 km return
1 hr

America Bay

A short walk with a great range of scenery, making it a great choice if you have only a short time in this National Park. This track one of two ways to access America Bay - the other is by boat. The track cuts straight through the bush from West Head Rd to pass historic Aboriginal engravings and a large cliff with a small waterfall, which also gives an impressive view of the bay. The well-formed track stops at a lookout over America Bay; there is a rough track down to the water.