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Culmaran Valley track is a 2.5km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in the Richmond Range National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.
Starting at Cambridge Plateau picnic area, Culmaran Valley track descends steeply through towering tree trunks with broad leaves to a bridge over Culmaran Creek. This medium difficulty walk then climbs and skirts around the crest of the valley through world heritage subtropical rainforest, where 200 identified plant varieties dwell.
The scents, hues and scenery then change into the wonderful, moist, painter’s palette of subtropical rainforest; jumbled tree roots, giant vines looping across water streaked tree branches and enormous thriving rainforest trees including strangler figs and yellow carabeens.
About the Region
Richmond Range National Park in the North Coast region
Richmond Range National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Culmaran Valley track is in the southern precinct of Richmond Range National Park. To get there:From Casino, drive 40km west along the Bruxner Highway.Turn north into Cambridge Plateau scenic drive near MallanganeeDrive along Cambridge Plateau scenic drive for 9km until you reach Cambridge Plateau picnic area Road quality Check the weather before you set out as the road to Culmaran Valley track can become boggy and slippery when it rains. Parking Parking is available at Cambridge Plateau picnic area.
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.