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Deep Pass Trail
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
21.2 km NE of Lithgow
Length: 1.9 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 1.9 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Wollemi National Park
Climb: 0 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 0 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

Going through one of the prettiest campsites near Lithgow, the Deep Pass Trail goes steeply into a valley surrounded by amazing cliffs, and up the other side. Nayook Canyon is a good sidetrip, with beautiful cascading waterfalls that the track climbs around. (open in app)


There are Closed areas in Wollemi National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for The Deep Pass Trail

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of The Deep Pass Trail
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Deep Pass Carpark
Int of Nayook Crk and Carpark Servicetrail
Int of Nayook Crk and Carpark Servicetrail
Int of Carpark Servicetrail and Deep Pass Campground
Starting point for this hiking track: Deep Pass Carpark

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Rock Hill 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-89312N 
 Wallerawang 1:100 000 Map Series 8931 

Photo Gallery

 
Just south-east of Deep Pass
 
Just south-east of Deep Pass +
 
Deep Pass Carpark (NW)
 
Deep Pass Carpark (NW) +
 
The Deep Pass Servicetrail
 
The Deep Pass Servicetrail +

 
Down on Nayook Creek
 
Down on Nayook Creek +
 
The track on the southern side of Deep Pass
 
The track on the southern side of Deep Pass +
 
Going up to the Deep Pass Carpark (Sth)
 
Going up to the Deep Pass Carpark (Sth) +

 
The cliffs surrounding Deep Pass
 
The cliffs surrounding Deep Pass +
 
One of the falls along Nayook Creek
 
One of the falls along Nayook Creek +
 
The track at Int of Nayook Crk and Carpark Servicetrail
 
The track at Int of Nayook Crk and Carpark Servicetrail +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the The Deep Pass Trail bushwalking track

Cross Section of the The Deep Pass Trail bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Deep Pass Trail bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the The Deep Pass Trail bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 1.9km
Time 1 Hr
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
Around 1.8km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 140m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
Around 1km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 890m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 1km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 900m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 1km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 890m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.9km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 1.9km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Drive to Deep Pass Carpark
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Sorry there are no driving directions, but you can see the start of this walk on this map

(0 km) Deep Pass Carpark to Int of Nayook Crk and Carpark Servicetrail
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 903 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
From the car park, this walk heads past the gate and the information signs, and down the management trail. This goes steadily downhill, with occasional steep sections, until reaching the bottom of this valley and a small creek, just before a large clearing. (The management trail in this section is in disrepair. In several sections, the trail has large trees going across the track and it is therefore necessary to climb over these or walk around them.)

(0.9 km) Int of Nayook Crk and Carpark Servicetrail to South-West End of Nayook Canyon
Optional sidetrip: Route: Hard - creekbed
Length = 784 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads along the bush track beside the cliffs. Gradually, the surrounding hills close in, forming a canyon. At this point, the vegetation surrounding the track is extremely dense. Continuing alongside the creek, the walk breaks out onto rockshelf and goes past some very pretty rockpools until reaching a small waterfall and pool - There is a small rope hanging down the rock beside the waterfall. The walk then climbs up the rockshelf, about 3m to the top (take extra care as this is quite slippery). From here, the walk continues along the rockshelf and beside the creek, and at several points there are rockpools with rope handles around them. The walk continues in this manner until reaching a large pool with handles all around it - walkers can expect to get wet feet as they go around this pool. On the opposite side, this walk uses the small bridge, continuing up the very small but slippery waterfall. From the top, the track continues for a short period before breaking out of the canyon and into a small valley.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn sharp right to continue along this walk.)

(0.9 km) Int of Nayook Crk and Carpark Servicetrail to Int of Carpark Servicetrail and Deep Pass Campground
Track: Moderate - openland
Length = 139 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk crosses the creek and heads across the clearing, towards the toilet. Approximately 40m to the right of the toilet, at the end of the large campground, a small bush track begins.

(1.04 km) Int of Carpark Servicetrail and Deep Pass Campground to Deep Pass Carpark (South)
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 888 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Veer right: From the end of the clearing and the start of the bush track, this walk follows the narrow track to the south-east. This travels through low-lying ferns and is quite pretty. the track turns to head west, steeply up the hill, and gradually widens until becoming a management trail. This continues up the hill until passing a gate and information signs, emerging into a car park.

Drive from Deep Pass Carpark (South)
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Sorry there are no driving directions, but you can see the end of this walk on this map

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk
Since this walk starts on a low grade road
Google can't give you a route plan to the start.
View the location on a road map here --> See the start of the walk on a map
From the end of the walk
Since this walk ends on a low grade road
Google can't give you a route plan from the end.
View the location on a road map here --> See the end of the walk on a map


Near by


Campsites in the park
Colo Meroo camping ground
Dunns Swamp camping ground
Little Capertee Camping Ground
Newnes camping ground
Wheeny Creek camping ground


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Simdra Pet & Hobby Mart 45 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6352 4422 20.3 km
Lithgow 4WD Centre 281 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6353 1899 21.4 km
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 41.5 km
Paddy Pallin 166 Katoomba St , Katoomba (02) 4782 4466 41.9 km
Richmond Camping Supplies 340 Windsor St , Richmond (02) 4578 3004 50.4 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to The Deep Pass Trail.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from The Deep Pass Trail
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6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 23 km (to the SW)
3 GAR03 Wide Area Comms Site (off) Portland - Sunny Corner Road GARLANDS HILL 34 km (to the WSW)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 37 km (to the SE)
5 BIN05 Fire Tower MT BINDO
Emergency use only
46 km (to the SW)
7 VMC7 Fire Tower MT BINDO 46 km (to the SW)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Central Ranges fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 3 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Wollemi National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page

Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Wollemi National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Pipeline track
The Pipeline track between Glen Davis and Newnes is closed until further notice. There is no access across private property at Glen Davis, and trespassing is prohibited. For more information please call NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open 7 days a week, or NPWS Mudgee on (02) 6370 9000, Monday to Friday, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.


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