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Starlights trail is a 11km, grade 4 return hike, located in the Nattai National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 4.5hrs to complete.
Starlights trail is part of the greater trail network between Mittagong and Katoomba, where you can walk for up to seven days in complete, untouched wilderness.
A favourite bushwalker’s hike, this walk runs through Nattai National Park and into Nattai Wilderness, with astonishing views of Nattai River and its surrounding cliffs.
Along the way, you’ll enjoy majestic views from Ahearn lookout of cliffs and bluffs. Walkers travelling south of Emmetts Flat can also see glimpses of the towering Russell’s needle sandstone spur and Mount Jellore.
Many eucalyptus trees will line your path, as well as pockets of blue-leaved stringybark forest and, on Nattai River, majestic stands of Nattai Sandstone River peppermint forest.
About the region
Nattai National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
Nattai National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
On entering Nattai National Park:Start from the end of Wattle Ridge Road west of the township of Hilltop. A visitor carpark with visitor information is located at the start of the walk at Wattle Ridge carpark.Walkers then access the Nattai Road fire trail then deviate onto the Starlight’s trail, dropping into the Nattai Valley. Parking Parking is available at Wattle Ridge 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.