Murrumbooee Cascades walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 6km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Mulligans Flat Trail, Gibraltar Range

  • End: Mulligans Flat Trail, Gibraltar Range

  • Location: Gibraltar Range National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 649 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -29.52834926

  • Longitude: 152.3635973

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Murrumbooee Cascades walking track is a 6km, grade 4 return hike, located in the Gibraltar Range National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Walk the banks of Little Dandahra Creek, through eucalypt forest and rainforest, and arrive at a creek junction that narrows to where Murrumbooee Cascades plunge over the edge of the escarpment. This is the site of entrepreneur Bill Mulligan's second weir, built in the 1920s, to measure waterflow from his proposed hydro-electric scheme. Keep an eye out along the way for lyrebirds, which inhabit the rainforest, and listen for the rare rufous scrub-bird. Binoculars will come in handy if you enjoy birdwatching.
During warmer weather, the crystal clear waters of Murrumbooee Cascades are an ideal place for a swim. Pack a picnic and spend a few hours in this superb section of Gibraltar Range National Park with family and friends, or just take some time out from everyone and everything.

About the region

Gibraltar Range National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
Gibraltar Range National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, road damage, or high fire danger.

Getting there

Murrumbooee Cascades walking track is in the Mulligans precinct of Gibraltar Range National Park. To get there:Travel 68km east from Glen Innes or 92km west from Grafton, along Gwydir Highway.Take Mulligans Drive entrance to Gibraltar Range National ParkDrive for 9km to reach Mulligans precinct Parking Parking is available in Mulligans precinct, a short walk from the trailhead.

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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