NATIONAL PARK When I arrived in the National Park I parked my car by the Rangers Station. Here there is a car park the you can park free all day. The Rangers Station is also an Information centre and is administered by The New South Wales Parks and Wildlife Service. (NSWPWS) Here you can obtain all the information you may need to walk/ hike or...more
KANAGRA BOYD NATIONAL PARK These huge National Parks are a real joy to spend some time . No matter weather it be just "out and about" bushwalking or doing some serious Hiking, there is just so much wildlife to enjoy . The most enjoyable sight especially for me is the abundance of Birdlife. The Parks have a prolific distribution of all sorts of...more
When out visiting this wonderful National Park, either bushwalking for the day, or distance hiking make sure that you are very careful and not to get lost. always stay on the trails..This is a huge area that takes in other National Parks on its borders ie: Nattai N.P. , The Blue MountainsN.P. and also The Wollemi National Park, thus creating an...more
Kanangra Walls is a long cliff line that wraps around the southern and eastern sides of Kanangra Deep.The southern side has been heavily eroded by a number of small creeks, including Kanangra Creek and Kalang Creek. The lines of erosion can be clearly seen in the pictures. The eastern side is a continuous cliff line running north-east to Kanangra...more
It's hard to put into words just what it's like to be out on the plateau. The ease of the walk at times along massive slabs of flat sandstone belie the absolute drama of the sheer cliffs that often lie right beside you. It's such a contrast.Then there's the vegetation; stumpy, because that's all the poor soil and exposed location will allow. It's a...more
The Plateau Walk initially descends beside a cliff face then cuts across a saddle and then kicks up again onto the expansive plateau where you can wander around over many tracks. However, due to the fragile nature of the soil, you are specifically requested not to go off piste as you will damage the environment.This walk offers some of the best...more
Whenever out for the day in these wonderful National parks always carry with you a strong insect repellant. Being a local it is the first thing I put in my day pack.I really enjoy birdwatching and insects can be a real nuisance..There is nothing more annoying with being in the bush enjoying a good walk or hike and being pursued by "bugs" and insects..Australia is known for its most unwelcomed flies ..They seem to be a problem everywhere especially in the summer months..Use a strong insect repellant will keep them at bay and your days out will be more enjoyable..This also goes for the " Mossies" ( mosquitos in the evenings)..
When out and about and enjoying these great outdoors of these National Parks Be Fire Conscious. Camping in these National Parks is avery popular activity and can create problems for the inexperienced . When making fire sites for cooking or other..ALWAYS make sure that right around the fire area is free from leaf litter.cbAND When finished with any...more
This is not an area to go wandering off the trail on your own. People get lost in the Blue Mountains every year with monotonous regularity. People die in the Blue Mountains every year. It is not an environment to be taken lightly; it can come back and bite you.So, ideally take a friend, or, at the very least, let someone know in advance where you...more
Kanangra Walls is a hard 220km drive from Sydney, particularly on a Friday night, as many parties do. Without stops, expect to take 3 to 3 1/2 hours.Take the Great Western Highway through the Blue Mountains and take the Jenolan Caves Road turnoff to the left at Hartley, which is signposted not far past the legendary downhill at Mt Victoria. Past...more
Time: 4 hrs; Distance: 9km; Fitness: E; Skill: EM; Ascent: 160m
A relatively easy day walk with excellent views at a number of points along the way.
Bulga Denis Canyon
Time: 3 days; Distance: 27km; Fitness: M; Skill: M; Ascent: 870m
An excellent walk showing off the great variety of scenery in Kanangra-Boyd NP.
Kanangra to Carlon's Farm (Green Gully)
Time: 3 days; Distance: 36km; Fitness: M; Skill: M; Ascent: 1000m
A variant on one of the classic Blue Mountains walks - finishing at Carlon's Farm below Blackheath, rather than at Katoomba
Kanangra to Katoomba
Time: 3 days; Distance: 45km; Fitness: MH; Skill: M; Ascent: 910m
An excellent crossing of the southern Blue Mountains with a variety of scenery
Time: 2 days; Distance: 36km; Fitness: M; Skill: EM; Ascent: 880m
A long but fairly straightforward walk out to the junction of the Kowmung River with Gingra Creek