Info

walking distance: 5.5 km
duration: 4:30 h
walking: 2:07 h
elevation diff: 403 m
location: wollemi national park
driving distance: 65 km
driving time: 1:15 h
water available: yes
parking: -33.4733,150.5718


gps tracks

Total distance: 5645 m
Max elevation: 461 m
Min elevation: 203 m
Total climbing: 393 m
Total time: 04:30:04
Download file: 20-12-01-wheeny_gap_falls.gpx

Video


Track notes

stupidly steep and slippery (loose leaves)



Alerts

Wollemi National Park

Closed areas: Boobook camp site closed
Wheeny Creek campground is open for Easter. However, Boobook camp site is closed until further notice, due to flood damage.
Campers must book in advance under COVID-19 health requirements.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

Closed areas: Road and trail closures
Some roads in this park are closed from Tuesday 6 April to Wednesday 30 June 2021 due to storm and flood damage. The closed roads are:

  • California trail
  • Martindale trail
  • Mellong Range trail
  • Hunter Main trail - Between Three Ways Junction to Raspberry Junction only. 
If you're travelling to Sheepskin Hut, please enter via Commission Road. Gates that are in place have been locked and signs are in place on closed roads. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bulga area office.

Closed areas: Coorongooba Campground Closed due to flood damage
Coorongooba Campground is closed due to flooding and flood damage. The causeway into Coorongooba is currently flooded. Water was at 2m above the causeway on Friday 26 March 2021.
Flooding has caused damage to the road surface and drainage structures along the road.  When conditions allow NPWS staff will inspect the damage and arrange repairs.  
Coorongooba Campground will not reopen for the April school holidays.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Mudgee Area office on 02 6370 9000.

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh meat baits and/ or Canid Pest Ejectors  containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 8 February  and Saturday 31 July 2021 in Wollemi National Park.
The following trails will be used as a part of this program:
  • Capertee River trail, downstream of the Coorongooba campground.
  • Canobla Gap fire trail
  • Capertee River North trail
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 further information, call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000.

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed
NPWS is working to reopen all campgrounds and accommodations where possible. However, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings, or for other reasons such as fire or flood damage.
From 1 June 2020, all reopened campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit.
The closed campgrounds are:
  • Parr State Conservation Area
    • Heartbreak Hill campground
  • Wollemi National Park
    • Colo Meroo campground
  • Yengo National Park
    • Blue Gums campground
    • Mountain Arm campground
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
    • Dingo Dell
Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox control program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The operations will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from Thursday 31 December 2020 to Wednesday 30 June 2021 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:
  • Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve
These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

Safety alerts: Coorongooba campground - river access
Access to the Coorongooba campground is via a causeway through the Capertee River. This causeway is subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rains falling upstream, making the causeway impassable. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.
For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.



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