Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 45km

  • Duration: 3-4 days

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Coachwood Dr, Gibraltar Range

  • End: Coachwood Dr, Gibraltar Range

  • Location: Gibraltar Range National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 643 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -29.48842833

  • Longitude: 152.330885

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Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage walk is a 45km, grade 4 circuit hike, located in the Gibraltar Range National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 3-4 days to complete.

Hike Summary

Within the mountainous Northern Tablelands, high above Clarence River Valley, a very special track links Gibraltar Range and Washpool National Parks. Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage walk passes through dramatic and ever-changing natural environments with numerous side track options for further exploration.

Dry eucalypt forests, set amidst ridges and granite tors, are surrounded by sub-alpine swamp. Lush rainforests hold the largest tract of coachwood trees in the world. Waterfalls plummet from a lacework of streams and wild rivers.

In the 1880s, tin mining took place around Grassy Creek and remains of an ore crusher can still be seen along the eastern side of this waterway. O'Hara's Rock marks the spot where, in 1873, a grazier by that name camped and tried to figure out a faster stock route over Gibraltar Range. Wades Mill, at Boundary Falls campground, dates back to historic logging days.

You can add any or all of the 13 adjoining walks and routes along the way and increase your walking adventure to up to 100km.

About the region

Gibraltar Range National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
Gibraltar Range National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, road damage, or high fire danger.

Getting there

To Anvil Rock carpark. There are three places at which to begin the walk:To reach Mulligans Campground, drive 94km west from Grafton or 68km east from Glen Innes along the Gwydir Highway.To reach Boundary Falls Campground, drive 102km west from Grafton or 60 km east from Glen Innes along the Gwydir Highway.To reach Bellbird Campground, drive 89km west from Grafton or 73 km east from Glen Innes along the Gwydir Highway. Park entry points Anvil Rock carpark See on map Washpool National Park access See on map Parking Parking is available at Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage walk at Mulligans picnic area, Boundary Falls picnic area (Gibraltar National Park) and Coombadjha campground (Washpool National Park).

GPX File

Total distance: 49560 m
Max elevation: 1152 m
Min elevation: 806 m
Total climbing: 1626 m
Total descent: -1625 m
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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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