Budds Mare to Riverside Walking Track
Anaiwan & Dunghutti Country

5 h to 7 h

11.9 km

↑ 931 m
↓ -931 m

Very challenging
Starting from Bukerio Road this walk takes you through the forests of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park past Budds Mare campground and lookout all the way to Riverside campground and picnic area. Spend the night there and return on the next day or have a picnic and return. Let us begin by acknowledging the Anaiwan & Dunghutti 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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This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills.
Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.

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 (-30.9793219,151.9686848)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Fitzroy Street, B56
  • Turn on to Middle Street then drive for 930 m
  • Turn right onto Jamieson Street and drive for another 130 m
  • Continue onto Emu Creek Road and drive for another 6.5 km
  • Turn right onto Moona Plains Road and drive for another 20.3 km
  • Continue onto Moona Plains Road and drive for another 5.7 km
  • Turn left onto Bukeiro Road and drive for another 9.4 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 10 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
After another 490 m continue straight.
After another 85 m turn left.
After another 10 m pass the "Budds Mare" (10 m on your right).
Then pass the toilet (50 m on your left).
After another 50 m come to the camp site (10 m on your right).
After another 25 m come to the "Budds Mare Lookout" (15 m on your left).
After another 1.5 km continue straight.
Continue another 3.8 km to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 6 km to get back to the start.
About 20 m past the end is "Riverside".
About 40 m past the end is a toilet.
About 100 m past the end is "Day visit".
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Budds Mare to Riverside Walking Track

Class 5/6
Very challenging
Length 11.9 km
Time 5 h to 7 h
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Very steep and difficult rock scrambles (5/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There are 2 on route, on average they are 4 km apart with the largest gap of 5.9 km.

Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 4 km apart with the largest gap of 5.9 km.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
580 m[toilet]
Camp site
630 m[camp site]
Camp site
6 kmRiverside
6 km[toilet]
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