Forest Walking Track - Gibraltar NP
Ngoorabul Country

1 h 45 min to 2 h 45 min

5.1 km
return

↑ 284 m
↓ -284 m

Moderate track
Starting from Mulligans Drive Picnic Area, this refreshing return walk leads past Mulligans Hut to Little Dandahra Creek for a swim and past Lyrebird Rock lookout to views over the Dandahra Falls. Let us begin by acknowledging the Ngoorabul people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-29.515983,152.3593601)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Gwydir Highway, B76
  • Turn on to Mulligans Drive then drive for 9.3 km
  • Turn sharp right onto Mulligans Drive and drive for another 95 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 25 m continue straight.
Then pass the shelter (25 m on your left).
Then come to the "Mulligans Hut Campground - Gibraltar Range NP" (75 m on your left).
After another 10 m pass the toilet (30 m on your left).
After another 125 m pass the "Mulligan's Hut" (20 m on your left).
After another 2 m turn right.
After another 50 m veer left.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip Little Dandahra Creek and cascades for a swim. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 160 m continue straight.
After another 100 m pass the "cascade" (100 m on your left).
After another 880 m turn left.
After another 225 m turn left.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to a White Beech. To start this optional side trip turn sharp right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 95 m continue straight.
After another 430 m continue straight.
After another 135 m come to the "Lyrebird Rock" (15 m on your left).
Continue another 320 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.6 km to get back to the start.
About 130 m past the end is "Dandahra Falls".

Side trip Little Dandahra Creek and cascades for a swim.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Continue another 90 m to find cascade at the end.
"cascade".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 90 m to the main route.

Side trip to a White Beech.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 50 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 50 m to the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Forest Walking Track - Gibraltar NP


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 5.1 km
Time 1 h 45 min to 2 h 45 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 25 m from the start.

Shelter: There are 2 on route, on average they are 1.7 km apart with the largest gap of 4.9 km.

Toilet: There is one 35 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Shelter
25 m[shelter]
Camp site
25 mMulligans Hut Campground - Gibraltar Range NP
Toilet
35 m[toilet]
Shelter
160 mMulligan's Hut
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