Threlfall walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 5.5km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Threlfall Walking Track, Argyle

  • End: Threlfall Walking Track, Argyle

  • Location: Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 493 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -30.59643333

  • Longitude: 151.80601

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Bitumen Road

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Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

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Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

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Rock Scrambling

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Threlfall walking track is a 5.5km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

When it's time to embrace the great outdoors, Threlfall walking track in Gara Gorge in the northern section of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, is the breath of fresh air you crave. This medium length track traces the gorge ridge and combines an historic walk with jaw-dropping views.
Gara Gorge follows the route of the historic 1894 hydro-electric scheme, along old embankments and through ancient cuttings of granite. At Gara Gorge lookout high above Gara River, with a backdrop of majestic blackbutt and spotted gums, gaze across the rugged New England wilderness.
There's great birdwatching along this easy walk, so keep an eye out for rosellas, lyrebirds, and king parrots. You might even strike it lucky and see a koala having a snack in a gum tree. Ready for lunch? head back to either Threlfall picnic area or nearby Blue Hole picnic area.

About the region

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Getting there

Threlfall walking track starts from Threlfall picnic area in the Gara Gorge precinct of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. To get there:Drive from Armidale along Waterfall Way for approximately 2kmTurn left into Castledoyle Road and drive for approximately 15kmAt Gara Gorge, follow the signs to Threlfall picnic area. Road quality Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads Parking Parking is available at Threlfall picnic area.


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.

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