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The Green Gully track, part of the World Heritage-listed Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, is an adventurous 65km walk. This award-winning walking track is one of the best in NSW, and takes you on a unique journey deep into the Apsley-Macleay gorges, one of the largest gorge systems in Australia.
The only way to experience the inspiring views, dramatic gorges and abundant wildlife is to book a self-guided walk.
On the four day Green Gully track, you'll traverse fern-lined gullies, crystal-clear mountain streams, high-elevation forests as well as towering rocky outcrops. You'll share some of the terrain with endangered brush-tailed rock wallabies, soaring wedge-tailed eagles, and native marsupial mice.
Uniquely, there is no need to carry a tent as you'll stay in restored stockman huts along the way. Fitted with the essentials like beds, rainwater, solar-lighting, non-flush toilets and cooking equipment within each hut, these huts will greet the weary walker at the end of each day.
About the region
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area features rare dry rainforest, dramatic gorges and waterfalls, extensive wilderness areas, wild and scenic rivers and an amazing array of wildlife. It's best explored as a scenic drive along the Waterfall Way.
Explore the Apsley Macleay Gorges, one of Australia’s largest gorge systems with incredible ridge top views and visit Wollomombi, the highest waterfall in NSW and a place sure to lift your spirit. Bushwalkers will love the multi-day Green Gully walk that takes in the park’s spectacular landscape and includes overnight accommodation in heritage-listed stockman’s huts. For those seeking heritage accommodation that is slightly more luxurious, East Kunderang Homestead is sure to impress.
The Green Gully track is in the south eastern corner of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. To get there:The track begins at Cedar Creek Cottage, 2hrs drive from Walcha, or 2½ hrs from Port Macquarie. Detailed information on how to get there is provided when you book.After you book, you'll receive a robust pocket/folding map called a z-card to take with you that is more than adequate for navigating along the track. The map is very detailed and includes the route of the track, contours, grid references, emergency information, mobile coverage spots and locations of huts and trails. You won't need a topographical map.Keys to access Cedar Creek will be posted to your address, along with your z-card. The access key must be placed in the key return container at the access gate to Cedar Creek when you leave, or returned in person to the NPWS Walcha area office.While most of the track is on management trails, there are sections that are entirely off-track. You'll need skills in map reading, compass and GPS use, as the route is not maintained as a walking trail. At each trail or ridge junction, there are signs indicating which direction to go, but when walking along creeks, just follow the creek until you see a sign. Parking While you're on the track, your car is kept behind a locked gate at Cedar Creek. Your first night at Cedar Creek Cottage has undercover parking, but you'll need to move your car to Cedar Creek Lodge, 50m away and leave it in the open while you're on the track.
- You will stay in 5 huts over your 4 day walk, starting at Cedar Creek Cottage, followed by Birds Nest Hut, Green Gully Hut, Colwells Hut and finishing up at Cedar Creek Lodge.
- You'll need to be fit and prepared for long, sometimes arduous walking over 4 days. The track is 65km and often steep, with a 900m descent on day 2, a walk through creek beds on day 3 and a 600m climb out on day 4.
- After you book, a comprehensive list of required gear and directions will be provided as part of your information pack.
- We recommend that only people over 12 years of age attempt the track
- This park is in a remote location, so please ensure you are thoroughly prepared, take appropriate clothing and equipment, and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.
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.