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Waa Gorge walking track is a 2.5km, grade 5 return hike, located in the Mount Kaputar National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2.5hrs to complete.
Following on from Mill-bullah walking track, the Waa Gorge walking track is a picturesque scramble for more intrepid hikers through the Grattai Wilderness Area. This track is unformed, so be prepared for a bit of a challenge as you climb a small hill on the left side of the Mill-bullah waterholes and down the other side to follow the creek into the gorge.
The walls of the gorge are spectacularly colourful, and the cool shelter offers a nice picnic spot amid the dramatic setting of the NSW Western Plains. In spring, you’ll find a myriad of wildflowers here, and the gorge is also studded with fig trees. Don’t forget your camera and binoculars for some great birdwatching.
About the region
Mount Kaputar National Park in the Country NSW region
Mount Kaputar National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Waa Gorge walking track is in the Waa Gorge precinct of Mount Kaputar National Park. Allambie Road is dry weather access only. To get there: From Narrabri:Travel north along Newell Highway towards Moree for 3kmTurn right onto Killarney Gap Road (Bingara Road).After about 21km, turn left onto Melburra Road (SR3 to Terry Hie Hie).After approximately 30km, you’ll reach a T-junction. Turn right on Allambie Road to Waa Gorge.Travel 6.5km to the park entrance. Waa Gorge carpark and picnic area is a further 1.5km.From Moree:Travel east on Gwydir Highway towards WarialdaAfter 6.2km, turn right to Terry Hie Hie.Travel about 35km through Terry Hie Hie and take the left fork through the Berrygil portion of Terry Hie Hie Aboriginal Area. Travel 14km and turn left onto Allambie Road.Travel 6.5km to the park entrance. Waa Gorge carpark and picnic area is a further 1.5km. Road quality Check the weather before you set out as the road to Waa Gorge can become boggy when it rains. Allambie Road is dry weather access only and passes through private property, so please respect landholders by leaving gates as you find them and staying off wet roads. Parking Parking is available at Waa Gorge picnic area.
The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
There is limited mobile reception in this park
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching
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.