Mount Budawang trail Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 8km

  • Duration: 7.5hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Mount Budawang Rd, Budawang

  • End: Mount Budawang Rd, Budawang

  • Location: Budawang National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 306 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -35.45375583

  • Longitude: 149.9894357

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Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

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Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

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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

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Mount Budawang Trail is an 8km, grade 4 return hike, located in the Budawang National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 7.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

This is bushwalking at its best for those with a keen sense of adventure. Pull on your hiking boots and get ready to sweat, you should be fit and well-prepared with lots of water and a map as this day walk, to the summit of Mount Budawang, is more taxing than its modest distance of 4km suggests.

Threading through a diverse range of environments - grassy woodland, wet gullies, montane forest and grassland at the top - you're exposed to a terrific cross-section of what makes Budawang National Park wilderness. The rare Budawang wallaby grass, for example, is only found on the summits of Mount Budawang and Currockbilly Mountain.

Bring binoculars for birdwatching, too - crescent honeyeaters and olive whistlers are known to frequent higher areas of the park. The ascent is about 430m up a steep-sided mountain range, but the scenic views from Mount Budawang are tremendous, with 360-degree views of the surrounding area. To the north, along the Budawang Range, are the Castle and Pigeon House Mountain Didthul. To the east are Durras Mountain and the NSW coast. Down below is the forested Clyde River valley, and further afield west you can see all the way to Braidwood's Mount Gillamatong.

About the region

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

Getting there

To Mount Budawang Road access. Mount Budawang trail is at the southern precinct of Budawang National Park. To get there:From Braidwood or Mongarlowe:From Charleys Forest Road or Little River Road, turn onto Northangera Road through Mongarlowe, then onto Budawang Road near the fire station.Travel a further 1.8km, then veer right at the intersection through a gate.Follow the signs for another 5km to the carpark. You'll need to go through several farm gates - make sure you leave them as you find them. Park entry points Mount Budawang Road access See on map Road quality Check the weather before you set out as the road to Mount Budawang can become boggy when it rains. Parking Parking is available at the start of Mount Budawang trail.

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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