Infowalking distance: 9.0 km
duration: 0:00 h
walking: 0:00 h
elevation diff: 288 m
location: wollemi National Park
driving distance: km
driving time: h
Max elevation: 571 m
Min elevation: 491 m
Total climbing: 288 m
The entrance to the Long Ridge Track is on the left along Mountain LagoonRoad, 1.5km after the bitumen ends as you come from Bilpin. This track skirtsthe western edge of the property Mill Paddock, and then meanders for 6kmthrough the wet and dry sclerophyll forests typical of the area, featuring agood variety of local tree species such as grey gum (Eucalyptus punctata),stringybark (Eucalyptus globoidea), bloodwood (Eucalyptus eximia) andturpentine (Syncarpia glomulifera).Like the majority of tracks in the Mountain Lagoon area that are now used bybushwalkers, Long Ridge was originally put in by loggers to gain access to theforest and haul out the timber. With the commercial timber industry longgone, the track today is maintained as a fire trail. While there is no spectacularview at the end of the walk, Long Ridge offers a pleasant, relatively easy 5.5kmhike through some typical east coast Australian bushland and, as is the casewith several other tracks in the area, you stand a good chance of having it all toyourself! 2km along the trail, a short side track leads to an abandoned shalequarry.
Wollemi National Park
Closed areas: Newnes campground closed due to landslide at Wolgan Gap
Newnes campground, including Newnes Industrial Ruins, is closed until further notice due to road collapse and continuing land slip risk at Wolgan Gap following recent heavy rain.
This road is managed by Lithgow Council. Information updates will be posted when available.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Lithgow Council on 02 6354 9999.
Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel access
There is no access to Glow Worm Tunnel walking track from the Wolgan Valley, Pagoda track or Old Coach Road carpark. The only access is via Glow Worm tunnel carpark on the Newnes plateau. This closure remains in place until further notice.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Oberon area office on 02 6336 6200.
Closed areas: Sheepskin Hut Campground and Day use Area Closed
Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area are closed for toilet repairs from Tuesday 21 December 2021 to Friday 31 March 2023.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bulga office.
Closed areas: Deep Pass northern and Mt Cameron access road closed for repairs
Mt Cameron and the northern access road to Deep Pass camping area is closed to allow for repair work following storm damage. The southern access road is open and in good condition following maintenance work. Walkers can access the camping area from the walking track that leads from the Deep Pass south car park.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Oberon NPWS office 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 December 2023
- Martindale trail - closed until June 2023
- Hunter Main trail:
- Sheepskin Hut trail to Raspberry Junction - OPEN
- Raspberry Junction to Three Ways - closed until April 2023
- Mellong Range trail - OPEN
- California Hut - closed until late March 2023
- Sheepskin Hut - closed until Friday 31 March 2023.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bulga area office.
Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook section closed
The Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground has closed due to flood damage. Please note that the rest of Wheeny Creek precinct remains open for bookings. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 4720-6200.
Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program
From Thursday 3 November 2022 to Monday 1 May 2023 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program in the following areas:
- Abercrombie River National Park
- Kanangra-Boyd National Park
- Blue Mountains National Park (southern sector)
- Wollemi National Park (Wolgan Valley area)
- Jenolan Karst Conservation Area
- Turon National Park
- Marrangaroo National Park
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.
Please contact the local Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.