Mount Kembla Circuit
Dharawal Country

2 h to 3 h 30 min

5.2 km

↑ 183 m
↓ -183 m

Hard track
Loop around Mount Kembla in Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area, enjoying the dense forest and views over the ocean. There is an Aboriginal site of the Wodi Wodi people and even potential whale spotting as you walk through the lush rainforest. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharawal 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 (-34.4393746,150.7924171)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Princes Highway, Figtree.
  • Turn on to Cordeaux Road then drive for 5.4 km
  • Turn slight left onto Cordeaux Road and drive for another 1.5 km
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
Start walking from Mt Kembla lookout on Cordeaux Road, from under the high tension powelines. Initially keep the views on your right to walking around the locked metal gate then follow the \'Mt Kembla ring track\' signpost into the dense bush.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Find the Mt Kembla Summit Park at the start.
Then pass the car park (30 m on your left).
Then come to the "Mt Kembla Lookout" (60 m on your left).
After another 35 m head through/around the gate.
After another 6 m veer right.
After another 75 m pass the sign (6 m on your left).
After another 1 km turn left.
After another 910 m veer left.
After another 1.3 km head through/around the gate.
Continue straight.
After another 470 m continue straight.
After another 160 m continue straight.
After another 170 m veer left.
After another 410 m pass the "Windy Gully Cemetery" (9 m on your left).
After another 710 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Mount Kembla Circuit

Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 5.2 km
Time 2 h to 3 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 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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