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This one can be taken from a couple of points to get the loop in. Be prepared to traverse along rocky and tree root covered paths. beware of the odd land slip and there are many step worked into the root system of trees going up and down. Whilst of the trail make your way down to Fern Tree Valley, where you`d swear you could possibly see something out of the prehistoric age appear at anytime. You'll also come to Weeping Rock.

Getting there

Turn off at the New England NP approx 80km east of Armidale NSW and drive 15km to the end of the road. Start at Banksia Point Picnic Area.

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Stunning walk, quite challenging, we must have taken a wrong turn somewhere and ended up doing a few more kms. Saw two lyrebirds on the track! Misty, mossy rainforest, wear appropriate shoes/ clothes!

The Bush Bandits on 24 May, 2020

This was a fantastic walk. We began at Banksia Point Picnic Area and walked in a clockwise direction. On the way down we took a side track to Esgles Nest Lookout which took us past Weeping Rock. This part of the track was quite strenuous and slippery. The Eagles Nest Track is currently closed from this end at the lookout. We then proceeded down into the tea tree gully. This part of the track was really beautiful passing the base of cliffs. When we made it to the Robinsons Knob Trail we took two more side tracks - Wrights Lookout and the Cascades Walk before going back to the track which lead to the top of the cliffs. At the top the vegetation was really different. Someone told us it was an alpine swamp. We saw ja flock of yellow tailed black cockatoos up there. Fantastic walk.

Ian and Sue on 3 Jan, 2016


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