Historic Nightcap Walking Track

Nightcap National Park

Historic Nightcap walking track leads through World Heritage-listed rainforest, offering scenic views across Nightcap National Park and Whian Whian State Conservation Area, near Byron Bay.

Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest

Getting there

From Nimbin:

  • Take Sibley Street and drive past Nimbin Bowling Club
  • Turn onto Gungas Street and continue for 1.5km, then turn right onto Tuntable Falls Road - signposted ‘Mount Nardi’.
  • Travel a further 4.2km, past Upper Tuntable Falls Road intersection, where the road turns onto Newton Drive.
  • Continue for approximately 4.8km to the park entrance, and another 1km to Mount Nardi carpark.


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Route/Trail notes

Please note

  • It’s advisable to contact the local NPWS office when planning an overnight or extended walk to get the best information on the track, weather conditions and possible closures.
  • Check the weather before you set out as the road to Historic Nightcap walking track can become boggy when it rains.
  • It’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
  • The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
  • This walking track is in a remote location; bring appropriate clothing and equipment, and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.
  • This walking track is suitable for experienced bushwalkers who are comfortable undertaking self-reliant hiking.
  • Groups of 3-5 people are recommended, with at least one experienced bushwalker in the group.
  • A Personal Locator Beacon is advisable, but should only be used in a life-threatening situation.
  • There are camping facilities at Rummery Park.
  • It’s a good idea to pack sunscreen and remember to take a hat.
  • You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.



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Great walk. Damaged in places due to ex cyclone debbie.

Mackamcb on 16 Jul, 2017


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