Homestead Gorge Trail

2 h 30 min to 3 h 30 min

6.9 km

↑ 125 m
↓ -125 m

Very challenging
This challenging return walk in Mutawintji National Park takes you to a rocky area with ancient Aboriginal rock engravings. If lucky, you might spot emus or wallabies along the track. Let us begin by acknowledging the 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 Homestead Creek Gorge car park (-31.2781253,142.2974686)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Mutawintji Road
  • Turn on to Waterbag Road then drive for 16 km
  • Turn right onto Homestead Creek Gorge Road and drive for another 290 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Homestead Creek Gorge car park Start (a footpath).
Find the Homestead Creek Gorge car park at the start.
After another 870 m turn left.
After another 2.2 km continue straight.
Continue another 320 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 3.4 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Homestead Gorge Trail

Class 5/6
Very challenging
Length 6.9 km
Time 2 h 30 min to 3 h 30 min
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure No facilities provided (5/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Forecasted & unexpected severe weather likely to have an impact on your navigation and safety (5/6)
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