Washpool walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 8.5km

  • Duration: 3.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Tall Timbers Trail, Gibraltar Range

  • End: Tall Timbers Trail, Gibraltar Range

  • Location: Gibraltar Range National Park

  • Closest Town:

  • Distance from CBD: 647 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -29.4685395869999

  • Longitude: 152.330502053

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Washpool walking track is a 8.5km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in the Gibraltar Range National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 3.5hrs to complete.

Summary

Immerse yourself in the timeless wonder of the warm temperate forests of Washpool National Park, near Glen Innes. This moderately challenging loop offers the rare opportunity to experience the ancient stands of World Heritage Gondwana Rainforest. Leading from Coombadjha campground, it’s an ideal hike for experienced walkers who enjoy birdwatching and wildlife spotting in pristine wilderness.
Winding through gentle hills, this clearly sign posted walking track leads to one of the largest stands of coachwood forest in NSW. You’ll see picturesque waterfalls and spectacular views, with a chance to spot rainforest locals such as satin bower birds and lyrebirds.
Summit Creek is a great spot for a break and the beautiful surrounds make for some superb nature photography. Picnic along the way or head back for a barbecue lunch at the campground, where you might be tempted to camp overnight.

About the Region

Gibraltar Range National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
Gibraltar Range National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, road damage, or high fire danger.

Getting There

Washpool Walk is in the Coombadjha precinct of Washpool National Park. To get there:The entrance to Washpool National Park is 75km east of Glen Innes and 85km west of Grafton on the Gwydir Highway.Drive down Coachwood Drive for 3km to Coombadjha campground, where the walk begins. Parking Parking is available at Coombadjha campground.

Tips

There is limited mobile reception in this park
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching


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.