Mount Towac walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 1.7km

  • Duration: 30mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Towac Way, Canobolas

  • End: Towac Way, Canobolas

  • Location: Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area

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  • Distance from CBD: 268 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.357965

  • Longitude: 148.980965

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Mount Towac walk is a 1.7km, grade 3 return hike, located in the Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 30mins to complete.

Hike Summary

Mount Towac walk takes you on a short trek to Towac Peak, where you'll enjoy a panoramic view of Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area and the surrounding countryside.
Gentle breezes caress the old eucalypts which dwarf you along the path and the rare lichen clinging to the volcanic rock makes this walk a charming one. The absence of facilities along the way will make you feel as though you're the first person to walk along this delightful track.
This short walk starts from the Gum Ridge fire trail. A little further along Towac Road, you'll find Towac picnic area; a simple and pleasant place to spread out a picnic rug if you have time.

About the region

Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area offers birdwatching, walking, scenic views, pretty picnic areas and a great campground; a top choice for a weekend getaway. The majestic Mount Canobolas is a dormant volcano that formed millions of years ago when Australia was sitting over a hotspot in the earth's crust. It is part of the Brigooda-Oberon chain that stretches 800km from southeast Queensland to near Oberon in NSW and last erupted eleven million years ago, spewing lava from the main vent and up to 30 vents in the surrounding area. With its rich soil, high altitude and cool climate, it’s the perfect environment for a range of plants and animals. There are great places to picnic and a number of walking tracks, plus the park is only a short drive from Orange so it makes for a great daytrip. If you feel like a weekend getaway, there’s also a campground that offers basic facilities in a pretty setting, right near the start of the Federal Falls walking track.

Getting there

To Mount Towac access. On entering Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area, follow Mount Canobolas Road before turning right onto Towac Road. Continue past Federal Falls campground until you reach the junction of Gum Ridge trail. Park entry points Mount Towac access See on map Road quality Check the weather before you head to Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area as roads may close when it snows in winter. Parking Parking is available on Towac Way near Gum Ridge trail.


This walk starts about 100m along Gum Ridge fire trail, look for the Mount Towac walk sign.
Remember to check the weather before you set out on Mount Towac walk as the weather can change quickly at this height. Ensure you're well-prepared and bring appropriate clothing.
It's a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and plenty of drinking water.

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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