New England Wilderness walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 33km

  • Duration: 2-3 days

  • Grade: 5

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Robinsons Knob Trail, Brinerville

  • End: Robinsons Knob Trail, Brinerville

  • Location: New England National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 553 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -30.5030470533332

  • Longitude: 152.391273813334

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Historic Lighthouse

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Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

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Rock Scrambling

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Trail Running

Horse Riding


New England Wilderness walk is a 33km, grade 5 One Way hike located in the New England National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 2-3 days to complete.


Descending over 1,000m from the edge of New England Tableland to the headwaters of Bellinger River, this multi-day walk invites experienced bush walkers on a journey through diverse wilderness.
Best done over three days, this challenging walk follows the trail up to Wrights lookout. Enjoy the spectacular views before continuing along Snowy Range, then down to Sunday Creek.
The next stage involves creek-walking and river crossings, so make sure you’re equipped with the right footwear. There are lots of opportunities for swimming and serene camping along the way.
Once you reach the valley floor, you’ll wander along an old farm trail over grassy river flats, passing historic farmhouses and stockyards to remind you of the farming heritage here.
The 33km walk finishes on Darkwood Road, but you can also extend your adventure by canoeing or kayaking down the river from Cool Creek Crossing.

About the Region

New England National Park

Getting There

To Darkwood Road. On entering New England National Park:Continue approximately 200m along Point Lookout RoadTake the first right turn to Robinsons Knob trailNew England Wilderness walk starts from the carpark Park entry points Darkwood Road See on map Robinsons Knob trail carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at the Robinsons Knob trail carpark, where New England Wilderness walk starts.


Avoid doing the walk during periods of heavy rainfall and high river levels.
This park is in a remote location and weather can be unpredictable. Please come well-prepared and tell a family member or friend about your travel plans.

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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