Pholis Gap Circuit Walking Track
Bundjalung Country

2 h to 3 h

3.6 km

↑ 270 m
↓ -271 m

Hard track
From Mount Nardi this circuit walk in Nightcap National Park meanders through the forest to Pholis Gap with great views over the park and finishes with a walk along the road. Let us begin by acknowledging the Bundjalung 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 (-28.5439516,153.2890707)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Nimbin Road, 32, Nimbin.
  • Turn on to Sibley Street then drive for 5.1 km
  • Continue onto Newton Drive and drive for another 6.9 km
  • Turn sharp right and drive for another 25 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Historic Nightcap Track.
There is a sign (about 15 m back from the start).
After another 540 m (at the intersection of Historic Nightcap Track & Pholis Walk) turn left, to head along Pholis Walk.
After another 1 km come to the "Pholis Gap" (10 m on your right).
After another 1.5 km head through/around the gate.
At the intersection of Newton Drive & Pholis Walk turn left, to head along Newton Drive (a residential road).
After another 500 m pass the "Mount Nardi" (135 m on your right).
After another 30 m turn right.
There is a car park (about 25 m back from the start).
After another 6 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Pholis Gap Circuit Walking Track

Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 3.6 km
Time 2 h to 3 h
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
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)
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