Pholis Gap walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 4km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 502A Newton Dr, Nightcap

  • End: 502A Newton Dr, Nightcap

  • Location: Nightcap National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 771 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -28.53898759

  • Longitude: 153.29171

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Pholis Gap walking track is a 4km, grade 3 return hike, located in the Nightcap National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Situated in northern NSW, this moderate walking track offers spectacular mountain scenery, and is ideal for families and keen birdwatchers.
Starting at Mount Nardi, the track meanders through lush rainforest of yellow carabeen and towering brushbox. You might see Albert's lyrebirds and brush turkeys darting through the understorey. Descending westwards, look for grass trees and New England blackbutt along the drier ridges.
Reaching Pholis Gap, gaze across the surrounding valleys that were once a part of a volcanic crater. Looking to the skies, you might be lucky to see a peregrine falcon surfing on the updrafts.

About the region

Explore ancient World Heritage-listed rainforest in Nightcap National Park, near Lismore in north-eastern NSW. Ideal for a day trip or overnight adventure, you’ll find great campgrounds, picnic areas, walks and stunning views.

Nightcap National Park, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, is a dramatically beautiful park full of ancient rainforests, magical waterways and spectacular views.

The lush rainforest provides a home for the newly discovered nightcap oak as well as a number of threatened animal species, including Albert's lyrebird and Fleay's barred frog which takes shelter under leaf litter and makes an 'ok-ok-ok-ok-ok' after rain.

With easy access from Lismore and Nimbin, you can enjoy a picnic, bushwalk or overnight camping trip amid the park's escarpments, waterfalls and crystal clear creeks and enjoy incredible views of the 20 million year-old Wollumbin shield volcano.

Getting there

Pholis Gap walking track is in the western precinct of Nightcap National Park. To get there: From Nimbin:Take Sibley Street and drive past Nimbin Bowling ClubTurn onto Gungas Street, continue for 1.5km, then turn right onto Tuntable Falls Road (signposted 'Mount Nardi').Travel a further 4.2km past the Upper Tuntable Falls Road intersectionThe road turns onto Newton Drive. Continue for approximately 4.8km to Nightcap National Park entrance, and then another 1km to Mount Nardi carpark. Parking Parking is available at Mount Nardi carpark.


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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