donkey mountain

donkey mountain


Info

walking distance: 2.4 km
duration: 3:27 h
walking: 2:48 h
elevation diff: 284 m
location: wollemi national park
driving distance: 147 km
driving time: 2:20 h
water available: a drip off a rock
parking: -33.2336,150.1789


gps tracks

Total distance: 6667 m
Max elevation: 988 m
Min elevation: 598 m
Total climbing: 739 m
Total time: 05:25:41
Download file: 15-11-01-donkey_mountain1.gpx
Total distance: 6278 m
Max elevation: 949 m
Min elevation: 590 m
Total climbing: 581 m
Total time: 09:39:02
Download file: 16-06-03-donkey-mountain.gpx

Video


Track notes

notes

ascent (we took it slowly)
climb 2:20 min
total 3 hours
distance 2.5 km

descent
1:20min
elevation diff 330 meters
distance 1.7 km (nice shortcut!)

highest point: 970 meters
total distance (when I had gps with me) 7km

used 4.5 L of water (overcast and not very hot)
(one tea and one coffee)

Geoff’s sketched maps:

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Alerts

Wollemi National Park

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook section permanently closed
The Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground has permanently closed due to flood damage. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 4720-6200.

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground closed for repairs
Wheeny Creek campground will be closed until Sunday 23 June 2024, as repairs are underway for recent flooding and storm damage.
Staff will assess conditions and reopen as soon as possible.
 
For more information, contact the local park office on (02) 4720 6200.

Closed areas: Nullo Mountain Area of Wollemi NP closed for Ground Based Pest Management
The Nullo Mountain area of Wollemi National Park is closed from 5pm, Monday 10 June to 9am, Friday 21 June 2024 for a ground pest control operation.  There is no access to the Nullo East or Nullo West and Myrtle Fire Trails during the hours of 5pm to 7am nightly during this closure period. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local Mudgee Area office on 02 6370 9000.

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel Road and Camp Road roadside vegetation management
NPWS will be implementing roadside vegetation management during May and June 2024 in the Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area and Wollemi National Park.
Roads affected are:
• Camp Road between Eastern Boundary Road and Forest Camp:
o Closed to the public for approximately 1 week.
o Access to Forest Camp via Eastern Boundary Road
• Glowworm Tunnel Road from Bungleboori Day Use Area to Galah Mountain Road:
o Traffic control will be in place for approximately 3 to 4 weeks. Sections of the road will be one-way traffic only. Expect short delays.
Please use caution when driving and obey all signs and directions.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra office on 6336 6200.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program from Monday 20th May 2024 to Friday 31st May 2024.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will take place in Wollemi National Park
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the local NPWS area office for more information:
Mudgee 02 6370 9000
Oberon 02 6336 6200
Bulga 02 6574 5555
Glenbrook 02 4720 6200

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 20th May 2024 to Sunday 6th October 2024.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will take place in Dharug National Park (NP), Koolewong Flora Reserve (FR), Manobalai Nature Reserve (NR), Parr State Conservation Area (SCA), Wollemi FR, Wollemi NP, Wollemi SCA, Yengo NP.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the Wollemi Yengo NPWS area office for more information on 02 6574 5555.

Closed areas: Newnes Campground Closure
Newnes campground in Wollemi National Park is closed for maintenance from Wednesday 15 May to Friday 19 July 2024. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 6336 6200.

Safety alerts: Bob Turners track - 4WD access only due to damaged road
Bob Turners track in Wollemi NP is currently 4WD access only - not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to recently damaged roads.
Works will be arranged shortly to repair the track.
For more information, contact the local park office on (02) 4720 6200.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program from Thursday 2 May 2024 to Friday 1 November 2024 in the following areas:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern section)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolga
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Area
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200.

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage
The following roads in this park are closed due to storm and flood damage:
  • California trail - closed until late June 2024
  • Martindale trail - closed until June 2024
Visitor areas that are currently closed include:
  • California Hut - closed until late June 2024
Gates have been locked, and signs are in place on closed roads. Expected reopening times are subject to weather delays.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bulga area office.



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