Nunnock Swamp and Grasslands walking tracks Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 15km

  • Duration: 8.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Cattlemans Link, Glen Allen

  • End: Cattlemans Link, Glen Allen

  • Location: South East Forests National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 468 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -36.708495

  • Longitude: 149.4479567

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Nunnock Swamp and Grasslands walking tracks is a 15km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in the South East Forests National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 8.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Nunnock Swamp and Grasslands walking tracks incorporate 15km of interconnecting walking tracks in the Far South Coast hinterland, allowing you to opt for either a long or short walk.
Perched on the escarpment edge and connected by two campgrounds, this network of tracks spans an array of scenery and offers something for bushwalkers, birdwatchers, photographers and campers alike.
Wilkinsons walking track (4.8km) offers a peek into the past, beginning at historic Alexanders Hut, where you can also set up camp overlooking naturally treeless frost hollows. Connect from this track to Nunnock campground via the Keys walking track (2km), which leads you from grassland to snow gum woodland.
Roam the swamp's edges on the 4km Nunnock Swamp walking track, enjoying the shade of the surrounding tall eucalypts. To connect from here to the Keys Walking Track, take the 300m-long Link Track, and follow the markers through the grass.
Choose the 2.5km Cattlemans walking track to retrace the stock route used by stockmen of yesteryear as they transported cattle from the Monaro to the coast.
Lace up your walking shoes for a spring or summer visit, and see colourful wildflowers sprinkling the grasslands. Chances are you'll spot wildlife whichever time you walk, with marsupials, reptiles and birdlife all going about their business in their respective habitats along the way.

Getting there

Nunnock Swamp and Grasslands walking tracks are in the Tantawangalo precinct of South East Forests National Park. To get there:From Nimmitabel:Drive south for 10km along Snowy Mountains HighwayTurn right onto Monaro Highway and follow for 4kmTurn left onto New Line Road and follow for 19kmTurn left onto Packers Swamp Road and follow the brown and white signs to Nunnock Swamp.From Bombala:Drive east for 19km along the Mount Darragh RoadTurn left onto Tantawangalo Mountain Road and follow the brown and white signs to Nunnock Swamp Road quality Check the weather before you set out as the road to Nunnock Swamp can become boggy when it rains. Parking Parking is available nearby at Nunnock Camping Area, Nunnock Northern Platform and at Alexanders Hut.

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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