Shepherds Gully
  • Length: 4.3km

  • Duration: 2 hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 707A Settlers Rd, Lower MacDonald

  • End: Old Great N Rd, Lower MacDonald

  • Closest Town: Wisemans Ferry

  • Location:

  • Distance from state capital: 83.3 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.3556905864

  • Longitude: 150.982679588


Shepherds Gully is a 4.3km, grade 3 Return hike located in  New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2 hrs to complete.


The long gentle climb along Shepherd’s Gully has some beautiful scenery and some historic remnants of the Old Great North Road. While the remnants of the road construction are not as impressive as those on the main Devines Hill ascent they are still interesting. The optional side trip to Hangmans Rock takes you past an old convict stockade site and some of the construction remnants on the main Devines Hill ascent.

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