Mountain Brush circuit Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 0.3km

  • Duration: 30mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Dingo Tops Rd, Dingo Forest

  • End: Dingo Tops Rd, Dingo Forest

  • Location: Tapin Tops National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 363 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -31.66713293

  • Longitude: 152.1438506

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Mountain Brush circuit is a 0.3km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in the Tapin Tops National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 30mins to complete.

Hike Summary

While you're in Tapin Tops, be sure to make the time to head out along the easy, but rewarding, Mountain Brush circuit. This short, 15-minute stroll through the rainforest will more than reward your efforts with its diverse range of rainforest species, plant and birdlife galore.
Along the way, you may spot brush turkeys pecking on the path for food, as well as regent bowerbirds and green catbirds hovering in the treetops. Not to mention the diverse botanical habitats here, which encompass red cedars and coachwoods, brushbox, corkwood and yellow carabeen.

About the region

A few hours drive north of Sydney, Tapin Tops National Park lies on a spectacular section of the Great Eastern Escarpment, high up in the mountains just northwest of Wingham. Scenic lookouts such as Rowleys Rock lookout provide astounding panoramic views out across Taree and the ocean beyond. Wander through the park’s subtropical rainforest and old growth eucalypt trees with its richly diverse plant and animal habitat, which dingoes and other interesting native species call home.

Mountain Brush circuit offers an easy, yet rewarding, stroll through the rainforest. Potoroo Falls walk is a fun, easy walk that involves a bit of rock jumping along a creek down to the falls and their swimming waterhole. If you’re in the mood for something a little more strenuous, hike up to the top of Rowleys Rock for incredible mountain views. Dingo Tops campground is the perfect place to base yourself if you're exploring the park for more than a day-trip.

Getting there

Mountain Brush circuit is accessed from Dingo Tops campground. To get there:From Wingham:Take Elands Road and Wherrol Flat Road to Wherrol FlatAt Wherrol Flat, turn left onto Dingo Tops Road. Follow Dingo Tops Road to Tapin Tops National Park Parking Parking is available.

Tips

The weather in this 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 birdwatch.


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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