Couranga walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 5.1km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: 3B McKell Ave, Waterfall

  • End: 3B McKell Ave, Waterfall

  • Location: Royal National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 54.3 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -34.13506711

  • Longitude: 150.9956275

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Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

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Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

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Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

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Fishing Spots

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Trail Running

Horse Riding


Couranga walking track is a 5.1km, grade 3 one way hike, located in the Royal National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

You could close your eyes and pretend you're in your happy place, but why not jump on the train or get in the car and be there for real? Only an hour from Sydney, this medium walk near Waterfall on the western edge of Royal National Park is the perfect day trip for those in need of a dose of nature.
Feel the city stress peel away as you follow the track through the heathlands, a real treat in spring when the vivid wildflowers attract the nectar-loving honey eaters and southern emu wrens. Meandering downhill, you'll realise that the heath gives way to majestic forests of bluegum and blackbutt.
After joining the track from Uloola walking track, you'll pass the historic sawpits, remnants of the logging days, before reaching Hacking River. Spend a relaxing afternoon under the rainforest trees or if you're after a longer walk, cross the river and take a loop around Forest path before retracing your steps to Waterfall or continuing on to McKell Avenue.

Getting there

To Lady Carrington drive - South. Couranga walking track is in the Waterfall precinct of Royal National Park. To get there:Turn off Princes Highway at Waterfall train stationUloola walking track starts at the rear of the station's carparkLeave the car here and follow Uloola walking track for approximately 1kmTurn right onto Couranga walking trackAlternatively, if starting from McKell Avenue:Turn off Princes Highway at Waterfall train stationFollow McKell Avenue - the trackhead is on the left after National Falls. Park entry points Lady Carrington drive - South See on map McKell Avenue See on map Waterfall train station See on map Parking Parking is available at Waterfall train station.

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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