Mutawintji Gorge walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 6km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 5

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Mutawintji Gorge Wilderness Trail, Mutawintji

  • End: Mutawintji Gorge Wilderness Trail, Mutawintji

  • Location: Mutawintji National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 1,273 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -31.3153519

  • Longitude: 142.3197115

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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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Mutawintji National Park...

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Timber Boardwalk

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Bicycle Trail

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


Mutawintji Gorge walk is a 6km, grade 5 return hike, located in the Mutawintji National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Explore the spectacular rangeland country of Mutawintji National Park along the Mutawintji Gorge walk. Your journey through one of the park's most scenic gorges ends at a peaceful pool surrounded by soaring red cliffs.
It's a moderately challenging walk, and at three hours return makes for a good day hike. You can spend as long as you like at the pool, admiring the beauty of this special country and taking in the scenic view. You could even take some lunch and a thermos to enjoy an outback picnic.

About the region

The ancient landscape of Mutawintji National Park, north east of Broken Hill, is rich in Aboriginal history. Explore bushwalks and camp under the outback night sky. Visiting Mutawintji National Park in the NSW outback is a uniquely Australian experience. You’ll find a ruggedly beautiful desert region showing evidence of continuous use by Aboriginal people for thousands of years. Dominated by the Bynguano Ranges, whose vibrant red colour dramatically captures changes in the light, this outback park is home to the famous hand stencil art of local Aboriginal communities as well as many other important cultural and historic sites.

Getting there

The Mutawintji Gorge walk is in the southern part of Mutawintji National Park. Upon entering the park, you'll pass the visitor centre, take the right fork and follow the road to the end - you might like to stop in at the visitor centre for a map. Road quality Check the weather before you set out as the road to the Mutawintji Gorge walk is unsealed. Parking Parking is available at the start of the Mutawintji Gorge walk


Please follow the white markers that lead the way along this walk.
It's a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and 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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