Naas Valley to Horse Gully Hut
  • Length: 16km

  • Duration: 7hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Namadgi NP Car Park

  • End: Namadgi NP Car Park

  • Closest Town: Tharwa

  • Location: Namadgi National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 41km

  • State: ACT

  • Latitude: -35.530904

  • Longitude: 149.066054

Naas Valley to Horse Gully Hut is a 16km, grade 3 Return hike located in Namadgi National Park ACT. The hike should take approximately 7hrs to complete.

Summary

The Naas Valley to Horse Gully Hut walk, 16 kilometres, 7 hours return (moderate), on a management trail, meanders through the remote Naas Valley ending at Horse Gully Hut. It provides an insight into the natural, geological, Aboriginal and pastoral history of the area. Numbers on this brochure correspond to numbered posts along the track. The trail starts at the locked gate near the Mount Clear campground. Please fill in the bushwalking register.

The Naas Valley to Horse Gully Hut walk is also part of the Bicentennial National Trail, a 5,330 kilometre long, marked route from Cooktown to Healesville, used by walkers, horse riders and mountain bike riders. The Bicentennial National Trail passes through Canberra, skirting the outer suburbs before heading through Namadgi National Park and crossing into Kosciuszko National Park. The Naas Valley could have been used as a pathway for Aboriginal groups to the east of here making their way to the Gudgenby Valley for ceremonies. Bookings (through the Namadgi Visitor Centre) are required to camp at the Mount Clear Campground and Mount Clear Pound. Phone: 6207 2900

Getting there

The Naas Valley to Horse Gully Hut walk, 16 kilometres, 7 hours return (moderate), on a management trail, meanders through the remote Naas Valley ending at Horse Gully Hut. It provides an insight into the natural, geological, Aboriginal and pastoral history of the area. Numbers on this brochure correspond to numbered posts along the track. The trail starts at the locked gate near the Mount Clear campground. Please fill in the bushwalking register.

The Naas Valley to Horse Gully Hut walk is also part of the Bicentennial National Trail, a 5,330 kilometre long, marked route from Cooktown to Healesville, used by walkers, horse riders and mountain bike riders. The Bicentennial National Trail passes through Canberra, skirting the outer suburbs before heading through Namadgi National Park and crossing into Kosciuszko National Park. The Naas Valley could have been used as a pathway for Aboriginal groups to the east of here making their way to the Gudgenby Valley for ceremonies. Bookings (through the Namadgi Visitor Centre) are required to camp at the Mount Clear Campground and Mount Clear Pound. Phone: 6207 2900

About the region

Namadgi National Park

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With remote wilderness experiences, a wide range of natural environments, an abundance of native wildlife, and Aboriginal and European cultural sites, there are many reasons to visit Namadgi National Park. Namadgi covers 106,095 hectares, with 160 kilometres of marked walking tracks. Visit the Namadgi Visitor Centre to get expert advice and see displays and audiovisuals. The Visitor’s Centre is open 9 am to 4 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 4.30 pm on weekends and public holidays. It is closed Christmas Day.

Walking is a great way to explore Namadgi National Park, with 160 kilometres of walking trails to explore the park.

The following table outlines some of the popular walks within the park. Click on the name of the trail to load a trail guide.

Notes on the park’s 160 kilometres of marked walking tracks can be found in the Namadgi Map and Guide, available at the Namadgi Visitor Centre shop and the Canberra Regional Visitor Centre for $4.50.


For more information, a location map and facilities please visit the ACT Government Information Portal.