Little Dandahra Creek Walking Track

Gibraltar Range National Park
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13km relatively easy return walk (Grade 3). Can be started at the Dandahra picnic area car park, or drive on to Mulligan's campground and start the walk from there. We parked at the Dandahra picnic area which is just off the highway. This is a lovely track which follows the beautiful flowing Dandahra Creek. Plenty of spots to dip your toes in. Bring a hat on this walk as there isn't much tree cover, this area has been affected by bush-fires last year and is regenerating. There are interesting boulder formations along the way. This walk is largely flat with only a few steeper sections, overall it is an easy 13km return. Mulligan's campground is a great spot for lunch.

From Parks NSW website; "Little Dandahra Creek walking track is the ideal way to get acquainted with the landscape of Gibraltar Range National Park. This superb walking track leads you past enormous granite outcrops, through montane heathlands and alongside pristine waterways. Take a break and soak in the cool running waters and natural pools of Little Dandahra Creek, where you’ll feel dwarfed by the magnificent rocky landscape. Keep your binoculars close for birdwatching, there are many birds that feed and breed in the area.

This track is great for those looking to go hiking for the first time as it is quite an easy day’s trek. Mulligans campground awaits you at the other end where you can set up a tent and put the billy on to boil."

Swimming
Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
BBQ
Toilets
Camping Permitted
Swamp or Wetland
Eucalypt Forest

Getting there

Little Dandahra Creek walking track is in the Dandahra precinct of Gibraltar Range National Park. To get there:

  • From Glenn Innes, travel east towards Grafton on Gwydir Highway for 68km, then turn right and follow Mulligans Drive for 500m.
  • From Grafton, drive west towards Glen Innes along Gwydir Highway for 92km, then turn left and follow Mulligans Drive for 500m.

You can start the walk from either Dandahra picnic area, and the walk will take you to Mulligan's campground and back, or you can start at Mulligan's campground and walk to Dandahra picnic area and back. 

Maps

https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/little-dandahra-creek-walking-track/visitor-info 

Route/Trail notes

This track is mostly flat. Could be boggy in places after rain, as it follows the creek. Can be done in 3 hours at a good pace but to enjoy a picnic lunch/ birdwatching/ swimming allow more time :) 

Other References

https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/little-dandahra-creek-walking-track?p=1&pdfprint=true 

Comments

Thoroughly enjoyed this walk. Started at 10am when it was very chilly but it soon warmed up. Would be very hot during the summer as there isnt much shade along the walk. Lovely creek with clear water. Interesting boulders. Mostly flat this is an easy 13km. Mulligan's campground is a great spot for lunch (or camping). Dont forget to stop at Rasberry Lookout if driving from Glen Innes, the views are spectacular.

The Bush Bandits on 24 Aug, 2020

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