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: Glow Worm Tunnel Road closure for works
The Glow Worm Tunnel Road will be closed on weekdays from Monday July 26 to Friday August 13  2021 due to roadworks. The road will be open on Saturday 31st July and Sunday August 1. This closure will affect access to the Glow Worm Tunnel from the Newnes Plateau. However, visitors can access the area from the Wolgan Road track head during this time.  
Penalties apply for non compliance. For further information, please contact the Oberon office on 02 6336 6200 or npws.kanangra@environment.nsw.gov.au.
 

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to COVID restrictions
Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.
A number of NPWS campgrounds have been closed due to the COVID restrictions. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check alerts for closures or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Other planned events: Coorongooba campground partial closure
There is no vehicle access or camping in the eastern half of Coorongooba campground. The closure is to allow the area to settle and regenerate after major earthworks. This area has been substantially upgraded as a part of the NSW Government's Improving Access to National Parks Program.
Campground capacity has been reduced to reflect the area closed. New picnic tables and barbeques will be installed during this closure.
For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 900.

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service 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 2021 and Friday 31 December 2021 in Wollemi National Park. This program is to protect the endangered Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby.
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.

Other planned events: Poison 1080 wild dog and fox control program notice
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  Saturday 26 June 2021 to Thursday 30 November 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.

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed
The following campgrounds remain closed due to fire and/or flood damage:
  • 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: Notice of 1080 Baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. This program is carried out as part of the following Blue Mountains Branch Pest Management Strategies: Western Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan, Central Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan & Post Fire Aerial Baiting Program.
All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please email or call the NPWS Bulga Office on (02) 6574 5555

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.
All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call the NPWS Mudgee Office on (02) 6370 9000

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.



Weather

.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *