Mount Imlay Summit walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 6km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 5

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Burrawang Rd, Narrabarba

  • End: Burrawang Rd, Narrabarba

  • Location: Mount Imlay National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 574 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -37.18228319

  • Longitude: 149.7590792

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Mount Imlay Summit walking track is a 6km, grade 5 return hike, located in the Mount Imlay National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Starting at Burrawang picnic area, this challenging walk takes you through dry eucalypt forests and grassy woodlands to the summit of Mount Imlay. The track climbs steeply, rising 600m, but there's plenty to distract you from the effort along the way.
In spring, stop to admire the delicate beauty and bright colours of wildflowers like mountain speedwell. Once you reach the summit, enjoy a rest and take in the views to the coast while you enjoy your picnic lunch. On a clear day, you can see all the way to Mallacoota in Victoria, and Narooma to the north.
It's also a great spot for birdwatching. Watch for yellow-tailed black cockatoos flying overhead and listen closely for lyrebirds as you're walking up the mountain.

About the region

Just 30km south of Eden, Mount Imlay National Park is great for a day trip. Go for its picnicking, birdwatching, walking, wildflowers and coastal views. Mount Imlay National Park is a peaceful pocket of remote bushland, narrow rocky ridges and deep gullies, just 30km south of Eden on NSW’s far south coast. It’s a perfect place for those who want to get back to nature and bask in the peace and quiet of the bush.

The park is part of a system of national parks and reserves that protect the coastline and ranges between Moruya and the East Gippsland region of Victoria, along with nearby parks like South East Forests National Park and Nadgee Nature Reserve. As a symbol of this, its skyline is dominated by Mount Imlay, or ‘Balawan’, as it’s known to local Aboriginal people.

Getting there

To Burrawang picnic area carpark. On entering Mount Imlay National Park:Continue driving through East Boyd State Forest until you reach Mount Imlay carpark and Burrawang picnic area. Park entry points Burrawang picnic area carpark See on map Road quality Check the weather before you set out as the road to Mount Imlay National Park can become slippery when it rains. Parking Parking is available at Mount Imlay Summit walking track.

Tips

Please clean your boots using the hygiene cleaning stations along Mount Imlay Summit walking track.
The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you're well-prepared for your visit.


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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