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 closed at Galah Mountain Rd intersection
The Glow Worm Tunnel Road on the Newnes Plateau is closed from the Galah Mountain Rd intersection until December 10 to allow for upgrade works at the Glow Worm Tunnel car park. 

  • This closure includes access to the Glow Worm Tunnel car park and the Old Coach Rd car park. 
  • There is no walker access to Glow Worm Tunnel during this time.
  • Glow Worm Tunnel car park is expected to open from December 10 at this stage.
  • Galah Mountain Rd and access to Rocky Creek canyon is open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Oberon NPWS office on (02) 6336 6200.

Closed areas: Glow Worm Tunnel walking track closed - No access from Wolgan Valley
Glow Worm tunnel walking track is closed until further notice. There is no access from the Wolgan Valley to Glow Worm tunnel due to the Wolgan Road closure.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Oberon area office on 02 6336 6200.

Closed areas: Newnes campground closed due to landslide at Wolgan Gap
Newnes campground 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: 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 2022
  • Martindale trail - closed until late January 2022
  • Hunter Main trail:
    • Sheepskin Hut trail to Raspberry Junction - closed until late December 2022
    • Raspberry Junction to Three Ways - closed until late December 2022
  • Mellong Range trail - closed until late November 2022
  • Commission Road - Open
  • Bulga Trail - closed until late December 2022 
Visitor areas that are currently closed include:
  • California Hut - closed until late December 2022
  • Sheepskin Hut - closed until 31 December 2022.
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.

Closed areas: Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area closed
Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area are closed for toilet repairs from Tuesday 21 December 2021 to Monday 31 December 2022. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bulga 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.

Closed areas: McMahons fire trail closed for flood repairs
McMahons fire trail in Wollemi National Park will be closed for flood repairs from Monday 28 November to Saturday 3 December 2022. Please note, heavy earthmoving equipment including trucks will be in operation. There is no visitor access during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS area office on 02 4720 6200.

Closed areas: Access closed
Access to Deep Pass will be closed from 10 October – 5 December due to road works to restore access to the area.
Visitors are reminded to exercise caution on the roads, particularly following sustained periods of rainfall.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 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 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.
Please contact the local Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

Closed areas: Bob Turners walking track closed
Bob Turners walking track is closed from Tuesday 1 November 2022 until further notice due to flood damage.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

Safety alerts: River crossings to campgrounds
Vehicle access to the following camping areas is via natural river bed crossings that require 4WD capability, and are subject to flooding:
  • Wollemi National Park - Newnes (Cricket Pitch camping area only)
  • Turon National Park - all camping areas
  • Marrangaroo National Park - main camping area
  • Abercrombie River National Park - all camping areas
  • Kanangra Boyd National Park - Kowmung river crossing
River levels can rise rapidly with heavy rain falling upstream. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

Closed areas: Tootie Creek fire trail closed due to landslide
Tootie Creek fire trail in Wollemi National Park is closed to all persons from Friday 23 September 2022 until further notice due to landslide.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.



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