Goorgana walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 18km

  • Duration: 1 day

  • Grade: 5

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Doon Doon

  • End: Doon Doon

  • Location: Nightcap National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 792 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -28.5204361399999

  • Longitude: 153.278592866667

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Bitumen Road

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Speed Bumps

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Entry Fee

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Small Car Park

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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

Alpine Huts

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Rock Scrambling

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Bush Bashing

River Crossings

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Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Goorgana walking track is a 18km, grade 5 Return hike located in the Nightcap National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 1 day to complete.


Exhilarating Goorgana walking track will, quite literally, take the most experienced mountain hikers to new levels. Taking in some of the most iconic peaks in the rugged western terrain in Nightcap National Park, this steep, challenging track is definitely not for the faint-hearted. This unmarked track leads from the lookout along Pholis Gap walking track and is best-suited to small groups of highly-skilled bushwalkers who can confidently navigate without directional signage. Taking in Mount Nardi, there are spectacular views to Wollumbin-Mount Warning in the north.
Goorgana walking track has overgrown patches, a maze of old logging tracks, and steep slopes which will challenge even the most skilled walkers. This World Heritage rainforest is teeming with wildlife for you to see, including peregrine falcons, long-nosed potoroos and pademelons.

About the Region

Nightcap National Park in the North Coast region
Nightcap National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Getting There

Goorgana walking track is in the western precinct of Nightcap National Park. To get there: From Nimbin:Take Sibley Street and drive past Nimbin Bowling ClubTurn onto Gungas Street and continue for 1.5km, then turn right onto Tuntable Falls Road – signposted ‘Mount Nardi’.Travel a further 4.2km, past Upper Tuntable Falls Road intersection, where the road turns into Newton Drive.Continue for approximately 4.8km to the park entrance, and another 1km to Mount Nardi carpark. Parking Parking is available at Mount Nardi carpark.


It’s advised to avoid the hotter months over summer and be mindful of shorter daylight hours in winter when planning your walk.
The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching

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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