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Why this Hike
This two day adventure in the Dharug National Park isn’t the most scenic of walks but offers two great days of hiking in nature. The overnight campsite at Ten Mile Hollow has quite good facilities for those hikers looking for a little more of those comforts and the track is well marked and relatively easy to follow.
Track Notes & Overview
2 Days, 1 Night – 28.3KM
Day One – Wisemans Ferry Road to Ten Mile Hollow Campsite (15.6KM)
Starting on Western Commission Track just off of Wisemans Ferry Road this hike follows the track through a large clearing where Western Commission Track Dam can be found, past this clearing the hike continues along the track until reaching an intersection with Old Great North Road. Follow this road avoiding turn offs onto Eight Mile Trail and WAT Loop Trail before coming around a bend and arriving at Ten Mile Hollow Campsite. The Camp is equipped with toilets, fire circles and tons of camping space alongside an occasionally filled water tank.
Day Two – Ten Mile Hollow Campsite to Dubbo Gully Road Carpark (12.7KM)
Setting off from Ten Mile Hollow Campsite you will meet the junction of Old Great North Road and Simpsons Track, take a right down Simpsons Track passing through an old gate, past the clearing and to Simpsons Caves. Past this attraction you will pass by Fairview Homestead before following the creek along the track, through an old cemetery and then a few kilometres later the carpark at the end of Dubbo Gully Road which will be the end of this walk.
Packing for an Overnight Hike
Packing is an important part of any overnight adventure, the long list of things needed can be hard to remember but this free packing list aims to make it easy and includes everything you need for when you're packing.
Food for an Overnight Hike
Creating a menu for a hike can seem challenging at first especially if it is an overnight hike. Your menu should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight which can limit some of the meals you can create.
Our recipe hub includes great suggestions for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and even dessert, covering all the ingredients you will need and how to make them.
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.