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Bertha’s Gully walking track is a 3km, grade 4 Return hike located in the Weddin Mountains National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 2.5hrs to complete.
This very scenic walk takes you up through Bertha’s Gully on the western side of the Weddin Mountains. Named after Bertha Seaton of the historic Seaton’s Farm, it leads to a secluded, tranquil spot where you’ll often see waterfalls making their way through the gully after a good rain.
Located at the eastern end of Ben Hall’s campground, the trail is lined with rugged rocks and little stone overhangs. The walk takes you through woodland dominated by white box, blakely’s red gum, grey box, fuzzy box and kurrajong, which persists up much of the gully. Along the flanks of the gully, hillside species such as black cypress pine, mugga ironbark, shrubby sheoak and tumbledown red gum dominate the open forest. Expect to see Australian indigo, wattles and seven dwarf’s grevillea throughout your hike. It’s best seen in spring when the wildflowers – orchids and lilies – and shrubs are blossoming, and the surrounding farming country looks flush and fertile.
A medley of birds and wildlife may well join you; superb parrots, kookaburras and rosellas all chat cheerfully overhead, as wallabies and kangaroos forage for tasty nibbles in the rich foliage of the gully.
About the Region
Weddin Mountains National Park in the Country NSW region
Weddin Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Bertha’s Gully walking track is on the western side of Weddin Mountains National Park. To get there:From Grenfell: travel 5.5km west along the Mid-Western Highway towards West Wyalong, then turn left onto Back Piney Range Road, following the signs to Weddin Mountains National Park.Follow the road around for 23km and then turn left onto the park entrance road over the grid. Go through the State Forest and then turn left and then right into Ben Hall’s campground. The trailhead is opposite the barbecue area. Parking Parking is available at Ben Hall’s campground.
It’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, please be well-prepared for your visit.
Drinking water is not available in this area
There’s limited mobile reception in this park
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.