Mutawintji Gorge Walking Track

Hike State
Hike Level

Advanced

6.5 KM

Hike Duration

3-4 Hours

Hike Style

Return

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Hike Grade

Grade

5

Day Hike

Start Point

Mutawintji Gorge Walk, Mutawintji NSW 2880, Australia

Mutawintji Gorge Walking Track

Image: John Spencer/OEH

Why this Hike

This walk in Mutawintji National Park takes you on a 6KM return hike to one of the best gorges in the local area. With glorious natural pools, amazing red cliffs and a feeling of complete remoteness in Outback New South Wales, this challenging walk is a great day out exploring the best of the region.

Track Notes & Overview

Starting from Mutawintji Gorge Carpark, this hike follows the Mutawintji Gorge Walk on a loosely marked track (white markers along the way). Keep following this track as it mostly follows the creek until the trail starts to enter an old creek bed. Follow this creek bed and keep going as some rock hopping begins, shortly after this point you will find yourself at the gorge where the trail practically disappears and you are free to explore the gorge and waterholes. To complete your hike simply return along the same route back to the carpark and make your way home.

Packing for a Day Hike

Packing for a Day Hike

Even if it is just a small day hike, packing is still essential to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun while on your hike. This free packing list will make sure you have everything you need while taking the hassle out of packing.

Food for a Day Hike

Before setting off on a day hike one thing you must do is plan what food you are going to bring with you. Your snacks and lunches should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight but they don't need to be complex.

Our recipe hub includes a range of lunches and snacks perfect for a day hike ranging from easy to create in minutes to tasty creations like you would make at home.

Leave No Trace

A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.

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