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Nayook Canyon Bushtrack
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
21.2 km NE of Lithgow
Length: 2.2 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 2.2 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
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: Circuit
Route: Hard

Passing close by one of the prettiest campsites in the Blue Mountains (Deep Pass), the Nayook Canyon Bushtrack explores the beautiful Nayook Creek. Winding its way through the ferns along the creek bed, climbing small cascading waterfalls and scrambling around rock-pools are all the delights of this walk. Care must be taken on slippery sections, with ropes to help on some steeper parts. (open in app)

This walk passes through a remote area and sections have no visible track. At least one person in your group should have training and experience in off track walking and navigation. Even with these notes and a GPS these extra skills and equipment are required.
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 Nayook Canyon Bushtrack

Map of Walk

Location

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Deep Pass Carpark
Int of Nayook Crk and Carpark Servicetrail
South-West End of Nayook Canyon
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

 
Deep Pass Carpark (NW)
 
Deep Pass Carpark (NW) +
 
The Deep Pass Servicetrail
 
The Deep Pass Servicetrail +
 
Going down the Deep Pass Servicetrail
 
Going down the Deep Pass Servicetrail +

 
Nayook Creek
 
Nayook Creek +
 
One of the falls along Nayook Creek
 
One of the falls along Nayook Creek +
 
Down on Nayook Creek
 
Down on Nayook Creek +

 
Climbing out of the Canyon
 
Climbing out of the Canyon +
 
Nearly at the top of the Canyon
 
Nearly at the top of the Canyon +
 
Climbing up one of the small waterfalls
 
Climbing up one of the small waterfalls +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the The Nayook Canyon Bushtrack bushwalking track

Cross Section of the The Nayook Canyon Bushtrack bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Nayook Canyon Bushtrack bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the The Nayook Canyon Bushtrack 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 2.2km
Time 45 mins
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Grade 5/6

Route: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Signs No directional signs (5/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
Infrastructure No facilities provided (5/6)
*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
This whole walk, 2.2km has short steep hills.

Quality of track
900m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 780m follows a rough unclear track. The remaining (510m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 1.4km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 780m Has no directional signs.

Experience Required
900m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 780m requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience. The remaining (510m) requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 1.4km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 780m is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 1.4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 780m has no facilities provided.

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 --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(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
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.

(1.69 km) South-West End of Nayook Canyon to Deep Pass Carpark (North-West)
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 505 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the exit to the canyon at the bottom of the valley, the walk heads north, steeply up the hill along the track. At the top of the valley, the track flattens out and continues north-west through the much less-dense bushland, until breaking out into a small car park. There are several information signs on the area.

Drive from Deep Pass Carpark (North-West)
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 --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

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

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Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

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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 Nayook Canyon Bushtrack.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from The Nayook Canyon Bushtrack
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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
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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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