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There are a number of access trails to Deep Pass which is located in the Wollemi National Park, New South Wales. These trails vary in length and difficulty and can be undertaken as short walks or overnight hikes.
Deep Pass Short Walk (2.7km return)
The Deep Pass Short Walk is a 2.7km, grade 3 return hike located in Wollemi National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2 hrs to complete.
Going through one of the prettiest campsites near Lithgow the Deep Pass Trail goes steeply into a valley surrounded by amazing cliffs and up the other side. Nayook Canyon is a good side trip with beautiful cascading waterfalls that the track climbs around.
Max elevation: 983 m
Min elevation: 849 m
Total climbing: 179 m
Total descent: -179 m
Deep Pass Trail (17.3km circuit)
The Deep Pass Trail is a 17.3km, grade 3 circuit hike located in Wollemi National Park New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 8 hrs to complete or can be done as an overnight hike. To shorten this hike you can skip the return sections that pass through the canyon and down to the river. This will shorten this hike by approximately 4km.
Located within the World Heritage listed Wollemi National Park, Deep Pass Canyon features fern covered walls and rock pools within the, at times, narrow canyon. Rainforest vegetation surrounds Deep Pass and the walk leads to a beautiful swimming holes and waterfall.
Max elevation: 1073 m
Min elevation: 849 m
Total climbing: 550 m
Total descent: -550 m
Deep Pass Circuit (14.5km circuit)
The Deep Pass Circuit is a 14.5km, grade 3 circuit hike located in Wollemi National Park New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 7 hrs to complete or can be done as an overnight hike.
Max elevation: 1071 m
Min elevation: 840 m
Total climbing: 398 m
Total descent: -370 m
About the region
World Heritage-listed Wollemi National Park offers a dramatic setting for scenic walks, swimming, canoeing and camping, just a couple of hours north-west of Sydney. Discover the spectacular landscapes of Wollemi National Park, part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. From scenic canyons, towering cliffs, wild rivers and serene forests, there are ample opportunities to be immersed in the beauty of the largest wilderness area in NSW.
Bushwalking in the wilderness areas of Wollemi National Park
Vast areas of Wollemi National Park are covered by wilderness: pristine, rugged landscapes that remain basically unchanged by modern human activity. The park encompasses and protects pagoda rock formations, basalt capped mountains, deep gorges and winding river valleys, canyons, hanging swamps, waterfalls and sandstone escarpments. It was here that the ancient Wollemi pine was discovered in 1994, in a hidden rainforest gorge.
If you’re planning to walk in the park’s wilderness areas, you need to be an experienced walker with well-developed navigation, leadership and bushcraft skills. Many walks also require rock scrambling and abseiling skills. You should be absolutely sure of your capabilities, and always walk in a group. Party sizes in wilderness areas are restricted to a maximum of eight people.
To get to Deep Pass:
- Turn off Bells Line of Road at the Zig Zag railway and follow the gravel road for 7km
- Turn right at Newnes Forest Road and continue driving through the pine forest to its end – around 11.5km
- Turn right here on to Eastern Boundary Road, and then take the second road on the left to head towards Deep Pass North