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Pieries Peak walking track is a short climb from Youngville campground to the peak. The track follows a narrow and rocky ridge with steep sides. It's not for the faint hearted. Make sure you take some treats to celebrate when you reach the peak. Pause to enjoy the scenic views across the Hunter Valley.
Keep an eye out for wedge-tailed eagles soaring above. See if you can spot seasonal visitors like dollar birds and channel-billed cuckoos. You could also encounter brush turkeys, superb lyrebirds, honeyeaters and flycatchers around the track.
Rug up in winter. When the westerly winds blow, the peak can be extremely cold.
About the region
Mount Royal National Park is a superb natural environment just waiting to be visited and admired. As part of Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, the park contains many birds and animals that remain relatively the same as their fossilised ancestors. It’s also home to various threatened and vulnerable species of wildlife such as the hastings river mouse, parma wallaby, rufous scrub bird and paradise riflebird, and the glossy black-cockatoo.
On entering Mount Royal National Park:Continue along Mount Royal Road until you reach Youngville campgroundThe trackhead can be found at the back of the campground Parking Parking is available at Youngville campground.
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.