Mount Budawang Trail
Ngunnawal Country

3 h 30 min to 4 h 30 min

8.1 km

↑ 461 m
↓ -461 m

Hard track
This challenging return walk in Budawang National Park takes you through grassy woodland, wet gullies and montane forest before starting the 430m steep ascent to Mount Budawang summit for scenic views over the whole area. Let us begin by acknowledging the Ngunnawal 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.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-35.4537634,149.9892608)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Kings Highway, B52
  • Turn on to Northangera Road then drive for 7.4 km
  • Turn right onto Budawang Road and drive for another 4.2 km
  • Turn left onto Mount Budawang Road and drive for another 3.1 km
  • Continue onto Mount Budawang Road and drive for another 10 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
After 65 m pass the car park (on your left).
After another 195 m head through/around the gate.
Continue another 3.8 km to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 4 km to get back to the start.
About 15 m past the end is "Mount Budawang".
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Mount Budawang Trail

Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 8.1 km
Time 3 h 30 min to 4 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
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