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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.
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
Nightcap National Park in the North Coast region
Nightcap National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
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.