Budds Mare to Riverside walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 7km

  • Duration: 2.5hrs

  • Grade: 5

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Budds Mare Trail, Walcha

  • End: Apsley River Trail, Walcha

  • Location: Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 454 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -30.97932

  • Longitude: 151.96869

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Budds Mare to Riverside walking track is a 7km, grade 5 One Way hike located in the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 2.5hrs to complete.

Summary

A great walk for those looking for a challenging hike through the heart of the World Heritage-listed Macleay wilderness. Don’t forget your binoculars as Budds Mare to Riverside walking track offers a rare opportunity for wildlife spotting and birdwatching in unspoilt bushland.
Following the track through heathlands and tall gums, keep an eye out for crimson rosellas and brush turkeys. Descending steeply the forest closes in and eucalypts give way to a shaded canopy of sassafrass and coachwood. In the moist cool of the ancient rainforest, you might see the vibrant wompoo fruit dove or noisy pitta. Look for the beautiful rock orchids and coloured funghis as you clamber down the mossy rocks.
At Riverside campground, cool off with a refreshing swim in the crystal waters of Apsley River. Take a break under the shade of the she-oaks while you wait for your pickup or, if you’re hungry for more bushwalking, return the same way.

About the Region

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Getting There

Riverside campground is in Macleay Gorge precinct of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. To get there follow Moona Plains Road from Walcha for 50kms. Road quality Check the weather before you set out as the road to Budds Mare campground can become boggy when it rains. Parking Parking is available at Budds Mare campground.

Tips

If organising a car pick up from Riverside picnic area, a permit will need to be issued for the driver through the Walcha NPWS office
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch


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.

 

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