Goulds Circuit
Wiradjuri, Kamilaroi & Wailwan Country

2 h 30 min to 3 h 30 min

7.1 km
circuit

↑ 329 m
↓ -328 m

Moderate track
Starting from the car park at the end of Pincham Road, Warrumbungle, this walk takes you to the Febar Tor and Macha Tor via the Goulds Circuit track, then loops back to the start. Get ready for a preview of the Grand High Tops as you get closer to the viewpoints Febar Tor offers panoramic views that include the Breadknife, Bluff Mountain and the Belougery Spire. On the other hand, Macha Tor provides you with views of the Crater Bluff and a different angle of the Breadknife. Keep an eye out for wallabies, especially in the morning and afternoon. You can also spot some crimson rosellas and king parrots around. Both the Febar Tor and the Macha Tor require scrambling up rocks, yet the scramble up to Macha Tor is quite steep and recommended only for experienced and fit bushwalkers. Let us begin by acknowledging the Wiradjuri, Kamilaroi & Wailwan 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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Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-31.2961514,148.9946129)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Newell Highway, A39, Tooraweenah.
  • Turn on to John Renshaw Parkway, 1 then drive for 28.3 km
  • Turn right onto John Renshaw Parkway, 1 and drive for another 14.1 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 830 m
  • Turn sharp right and drive for another 80 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 80 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park at the end of Pincham Road, pass through the bollard and head for the informational signpost with a little green metal roof on it along the dirt path. Keep moving in the same direction as you pass by the said signpost (to your right) and a memorial (to your left). Follow the signage for “Bluff Mtn.”, then turn/veer left at the 3-way intersection 1.63 kilometres into the walk to continue along Goulds Circuit (clockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Temporary toilet (about 55 m back from the start).
Pincham Car Park (about 40 m back from the start).
Find the bollard at the start.
After another 15 m veer left, to head along Grand High Tops Track.
After another 30 m pass the sign (on your right).
At the intersection of Grand High Tops Track & Fans Horizon trail continue straight, to head along Grand High Tops Track.
After another 180 m cross the ford.
After another 20 m come to the "Camp Pincham" (35 m on your left).
Continue straight, to head along Grand High Tops Track.
After another 45 m pass the shelter (35 m on your left).
After another 30 m continue straight, to head along Grand High Tops Track.
After another 195 m cross the ford.
After another 210 m continue straight, to head along Grand High Tops Track.
After another 60 m cross the Bridge 1 (about 15 m long)
After another 215 m cross the Bridge 2 (about 15 m long)
After another 110 m veer right, to head along Grand High Tops Track.
After another 150 m (at the intersection of West Spirey Creek Track & Grand High Tops Track) continue straight, to head along Grand High Tops Track.
After another 315 m cross the Bridge 3 (about 10 m long)
After another 30 m turn left.
After another 45 m cross the ford.
After another 85 m cross the ford.
After another 420 m cross the ford.
After another 155 m cross the ford.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This little side trip takes you to the Febar Tor. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 540 m turn left, to head along Gould's Circuit.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. A mini side trip taking you to the Macha Tor. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 700 m turn left, to head along Gould's Circuit.
After another 1 km (at the intersection of Grand High Tops Track & Gould's Circuit) turn right, to head along Grand High Tops Track.
After another 165 m continue straight, to head along Grand High Tops Track.
After another 330 m cross the Bridge 4 (about 20 m long)
After another 320 m continue straight, to head along Grand High Tops Track.
After another 30 m cross the Bridge 3 (about 10 m long)
After another 315 m (at the intersection of Grand High Tops Track & West Spirey Creek Track) continue straight, to head along Grand High Tops Track.
After another 150 m veer left, to head along Grand High Tops Track.
After another 110 m cross the Bridge 2 (about 15 m long)
After another 215 m cross the Bridge 1 (about 50 m long)
After another 60 m continue straight, to head along Grand High Tops Track.
After another 400 m continue straight, to head along Grand High Tops Track.
After another 75 m continue straight, to head along Grand High Tops Track.
After another 225 m come to the end.

This little side trip takes you to the Febar Tor.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 55 m come to "Febar Tor".
Continue another 0 m to find Febar Tor at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 55 m to the main route.

A mini side trip taking you to the Macha Tor.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 60 m come to "Macha Tor".
Continue another 0 m to find Macha Tor at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 60 m to the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Goulds Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 7.1 km
Time 2 h 30 min to 3 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 230 m from the start.

Shelter: There is one 275 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one -56 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-56 mtemporary toilet
Camp site
230 mCamp Pincham
Shelter
275 m[shelter]
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