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Western Commission Track to Dubbo Gully
Time: 2 Days Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.2 km ESE of Wisemans Ferry
Length: 28.3 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 28.3 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Dharug National Park
Climb: 1249 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 1249 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

This two day walk follows a series of historic roads along clear and wide management trails. This walk explores the great views from Western Commission Track, the sandstone handicraft on the Old Great North Road and the farming history of Ten Mile Hollow, and also offers a side trip to Clare's Bridge. Camping at the well-established Ten Mile Hollow campsite, this walk is great for those who enjoy walking on trails, visiting convict sites and early settlement historic places. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
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Bottom end of Western Commission Track
 168-167 track
Dam
Int of WCT and OGNR
Eastern end of Eight Mile Trail
Southern end of the Wat Trail
Wat Buddha Dhamma
Ten Mile Hollow
Ten Mile Hollow
Simpsons Cave
Int of Ten Mile Hollow Rd and Simpsons track
Int below Fairview Homestead
Int below Fairview Homestead
Int of Ten Mile Hollow Rd and Donnys track
Upper Mangrove cemetery
Int of Dubbo Gully Rd and Upper Mangrove Creek Rd
Starting point for this hiking track: Bottom end of Western Commission Track

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Photo Gallery

 
Bottom of Western Commission Track
 
Bottom of Western Commission Track +
 
Gate at the bottom of Western Commission Track
 
Gate at the bottom of Western Commission Track +
 
Welcome to Dharug National Park
 
Welcome to Dharug National Park +

 
Walking along the Western Commission Track
 
Walking along the Western Commission Track +
 
Western Commission Track
 
Western Commission Track +
 
Some nice rocks formation beside the trail
 
Some nice rocks formation beside the trail +

 
Most of the Western Commission Track has little shade
 
Most of the Western Commission Track has little shade +
 
Some great views across the grand valleys on WCT
 
Some great views across the grand valleys on WCT +
 
The rocks and plants on the side of the trail
 
The rocks and plants on the side of the trail +

 
The WCT passes a few HT powerlines
 
The WCT passes a few HT powerlines +
 
Pink Boronia wildflowers in spring
 
Pink Boronia wildflowers in spring +
 
Isopgen Anemonifolius (Broad-leaf Drumstick)
 
Isopgen Anemonifolius (Broad-leaf Drumstick) +

 
Old fence post
 
Old fence post +
 
The western commission track in the morning
 
The western commission track in the morning +
 
Some leaves
 
Some leaves +

 
Power lines beside trail for a short time
 
Power lines beside trail for a short time +
 
A lovely yellow pea
 
A lovely yellow pea +
 
A dam beside the WCT
 
A dam beside the WCT +

 
Winding along the WCT
 
Winding along the WCT +
 
A cutting in the sandstone on the Western Commission track
 
A cutting in the sandstone on the Western Commission track +
 
Another powerline
 
Another powerline +

 
Near the top of the WCT
 
Near the top of the WCT +
 
Passing an old gate on the Western Commission Track
 
Passing an old gate on the Western Commission Track +
 
A sign at the intersection of the WCT and OGNR
 
A sign at the intersection of the WCT and OGNR +

 
The Old Great North Road north of the WCT
 
The Old Great North Road north of the WCT +
 
Int Wrights Creek trail and OGNR
 
Int Wrights Creek trail and OGNR +
 
The old Great North Road
 
The old Great North Road +

 
The OGNR with sandstone cuttings
 
The OGNR with sandstone cuttings +
 
Water tanks at the WAT
 
Water tanks at the WAT +
 
Welcome sign at the WAT Buddha Dhamma
 
Welcome sign at the WAT Buddha Dhamma +

 
Foundations possibly of the Ten Mile Hollow Inn
 
Foundations possibly of the Ten Mile Hollow Inn +
 
Sign at the Int of OGNR and Simpsons Track
 
Sign at the Int of OGNR and Simpsons Track +
 
Information Sign at Clare's Bridge
 
Information Sign at Clare's Bridge +

 
Clare's Bridge
 
Clare's Bridge +
 
Clare's Bridge
 
Clare's Bridge +
 
Ten Mile Hollow Campsite
 
Ten Mile Hollow Campsite +

 
Fire place at the Ten Mile Hollow Campsite
 
Fire place at the Ten Mile Hollow Campsite +
 
Toilet and water tank at Ten Mile Hollow Campsite
 
Toilet and water tank at Ten Mile Hollow Campsite +
 
Ten Mile Hollow Campsite
 
Ten Mile Hollow Campsite +

 
Top of the Simpsons track
 
Top of the Simpsons track +
 
Powerlines at the top of the Simpsons track
 
Powerlines at the top of the Simpsons track +
 
Actinotus helianthi (Flannel Flower)
 
Actinotus helianthi (Flannel Flower) +

 
Simpsons Track
 
Simpsons Track +
 
A lovely yellow pea flower
 
A lovely yellow pea flower +
 
Walking along the Simpsons track
 
Walking along the Simpsons track +

 
The wide Simpson Track
 
The wide Simpson Track +
 
Dipodium variegatum - a lovely pink Orchid
 
Dipodium variegatum - a lovely pink Orchid +
 
Simpsons Cave
 
Simpsons Cave +

 
Simpson Cave
 
Simpson Cave +
 
Simpson track below cave
 
Simpson track below cave +
 
Simpsons track inside Dharug National Park
 
Simpsons track inside Dharug National Park +

 
National Park Boundary on Simpson Track
 
National Park Boundary on Simpson Track +
 
Simpsons Track beside Ten Mile Hollows Creek
 
Simpsons Track beside Ten Mile Hollows Creek +
 
Tall gums on the Simpsons Track
 
Tall gums on the Simpsons Track +

 
Grassy section of simpsons Track
 
Grassy section of simpsons Track +
 
Large gums line much of the Simpson Track
 
Large gums line much of the Simpson Track +
 
Simpsons Track
 
Simpsons Track +

 
Clearing at the intersection of the Simpsons Track and the old Ten Mile Hollow Road
 
Clearing at the intersection of the Simpsons Track and the old Ten Mile Hollow Road +
 
Large Clearing
 
Large Clearing +
 
Plaque about the Convict trails
 
Plaque about the Convict trails +

 
Clearing and plaque at the Int of Ten Mile Hollow Rd and Simpsons track
 
Clearing and plaque at the Int of Ten Mile Hollow Rd and Simpsons track +
 
Lower end of Ten Mile Hollow Creek
 
Lower end of Ten Mile Hollow Creek +
 
The old Ten Mile Hollow Rd
 
The old Ten Mile Hollow Rd +

 
Old Cattle Yard
 
Old Cattle Yard +
 
Fungus Growing on Tree
 
Fungus Growing on Tree +
 
The old Ten Mile Hollow Rd
 
The old Ten Mile Hollow Rd +

 
Wall beside old road
 
Wall beside old road +
 
Park Gully Wet land
 
Park Gully Wet land +
 
Snake Skin
 
Snake Skin +

 
Park Gully wet land
 
Park Gully wet land +
 
Fairview Homestead
 
Fairview Homestead +
 
Fairview
 
Fairview +

 
Old Ten Mile Hollow Rd
 
Old Ten Mile Hollow Rd +
 
Gate on the Old Ten Mile Hollow Rd
 
Gate on the Old Ten Mile Hollow Rd +
 
Water Catchment sign
 
Water Catchment sign +

 
Tall trees and Green grass
 
Tall trees and Green grass +
 
Bottom of Donnys Track
 
Bottom of Donnys Track +
 
Old Tree
 
Old Tree +

 
Old Road in Chaselings Run valley
 
Old Road in Chaselings Run valley +
 
The old Upper Mangrove Cemetry
 
The old Upper Mangrove Cemetry +
 
Little Maud Andrews
 
Little Maud Andrews +

 
Upper Mangrove Cemetery
 
Upper Mangrove Cemetery +
 
Remains of the Old St Thomas Church Building
 
Remains of the Old St Thomas Church Building +
 
Road Beside Cemetery
 
Road Beside Cemetery +

 
Remnants of earlier produce farming?
 
Remnants of earlier produce farming? +
 
Walking through the old farm land
 
Walking through the old farm land +
 
An old timber bridge on Ten Mile Hollow Rd
 
An old timber bridge on Ten Mile Hollow Rd +

 
Dubbo Gully Rd
 
Dubbo Gully Rd +
 
Rocky outcrop at the top of Dubbo Gully Road
 
Rocky outcrop at the top of Dubbo Gully Road +
 
Dubbo Gully Rd Gate
 
Dubbo Gully Rd Gate +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Western Commission Track to Dubbo Gully bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Western Commission Track to Dubbo Gully bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Western Commission Track to Dubbo Gully bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Western Commission Track to Dubbo Gully bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 28km
Time 2 Days
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
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 16km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 12km has short steep hills.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 28km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 24km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 4.3km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 16km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 12km requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 28km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 21km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 8km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to Bottom end of Western Commission Track
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(0 km) Bottom end of Western Commission Track to Dam
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 4.44 km Time = 1 hr 45 mins
Climb = 318 m Descent = -130 m
From the intersection of the Western Commission Track and Wisemans Ferry Rd (3.6km west of Wisemans Ferry), this walk heads up the management trail following the 'W.B.D' sign away from 'Willow Glen'. The walk soon heads around a locked gate and past the 'Dharug National Park' sign. As the trail starts to steepen it passes a 'Severe Bends' road sign, and winds up the hill. The trail then bends left, passes under the powerlines and comes to an old management trail on the left, signposted '168-167'
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the main management trail up the hill, keeping the valley to the right. After about 400m the trail passes between two small old dams. About another 800 meters on the trail bends sharply to the right, where there are good views across the valley on the left. Further up the hill the trail passes the 165-166 trail on the right. The trail now flattens out and passes 4 high tension electrical tower, with filtered distant views. Soon after the 4th tower the trail leads to a large clearing and dam on the right.

Western Commission track Dam Alt = 196 m
This large clearing is about two thirds the way up Western Commission track. The is a fairly large dam and what seems to be an old quarry for building the road. The dam is not a reliable source of water (and very questionable quality). There is a shady section behind the dam that seems to be an old campsite, and a good place to rest.

(4.44 km) Dam to Int of WCT and OGNR
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 7.5 km Time = 2 hrs 39 mins
Climb = 332 m Descent = -269 m
Continue straight: From the clearing, this walk follows the management trail up the hill, away from the electricity tower, keeping the valley to the left. The trail soon passes the '160' trail and gently winds around a bit further to pass the '168-159' trail. The walk follows the main trail then winds through a pleasant gully with interesting rock formation and a moister, cooler forest. The trail then passes the other end of the '168-159' trail (on the left) and comes to the electrical tower on the sharp right-hand bend. The trail continues along the ridge, passing the '151-153' trail on the left, then coming to another electricity tower just to the left of the trail. About 300m past this tower, the trail leads between the posts of an old gate with a fence made from train tracks. Another 300m further along, the trail comes to the intersection with the Old Great North Road (there are a number of signs and information about the OGNR).

(11.94 km) Int of WCT and OGNR to Southern end of the Wat Trail
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.86 km Time = 37 mins
Climb = 52 m Descent = -76 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Old Great North Rd' arrow east, downhill along the clear trail. The trail meanders for a while, passing some lovely rock formations and some old road guttering. The walk then comes to an intersection with a clear but unsignposted management trail (on the left).
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the OGNR as it head downhill, bending to the right (keeping the valley on the right). Soon, there are some nice views to the left and the trail heads uphill. Near the top of the hill, this walk ignores the '144-147' trail (on the right) and heads across the sandstone cutting. As the trail bends around the gully, there are some cuttings in the rock on the right. Where the trail bends sharply right, there is an intersection with the gated Wat track (on the left).

(13.81 km) Southern end of the Wat Trail to Wat Buddha Dhamma
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.31 km Time = 25 mins
Climb = 17 m Descent = -84 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the OGNR trail downhill, following the '142.3' sign (keeping the valley on the left). The trail levels out as it passes a 'Severe Bends' sign, facing the other way. About 200m past this sign, the walk comes to a 'Drinking Water' tank and the 'Wat Buddha Dhamma' Monastery.

Wat Buddha Dhamma Alt = 166 m
The Wat Buddha Dhamma is a Monastery about 600m south of Ten Mile Hollow Campsite, on the Old Great North Road. The Monks provides a water tank and toilet for people passing by. The monks welcome guests and requests that visitors dress modestly (no shorts or revealing clothing), and that visitors are encouraged to share in the life with the monks. More info

(15.11 km) Wat Buddha Dhamma to Ten Mile Hollow
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 616 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -23 m
Continue straight: From the 'Drinking Water' tank, this walk heads north east along the OGNR, initially keeping the monastery to the left. Soon the trail passes a couple of other driveways for the monastery and heads past a small pine plantation (on the left). Before long, the trail leads to a 'Y' intersection with the 'Simpson Track' at the 'Ten Mile Hollow' campground.

Ten Mile Hollow Alt = m
This large, open campsite is found next to the Old Great North Road, at the top of the Simpson Track. The campsite is great for people walking or cycling in the area. There is fairly new hybrid toilet, a few fire circles and plenty of places to pitch some tents. There is a water tank next to the toilet - if this is empty, there is sometimes water in Ten Mile Hollow creek a short distance north along the OGNR (otherwise the Wat Buddha Dhamma, about 600m south along the OGNR, provide a water tank for visitors). Treat water before drinking.
The area was formally a stockade (a camp) for the convicts who built the road in c.1830. Later the area was named 'Snodgrass Valley' and plans to build a town were developed, neither the name nor the town proved popular (even at 2 pounds an acre)[1]. Solomon Wiseman (of Wisemans Ferry fame) was given 100 acres to build an inn, however it is not clear if the inn was ever built. More info

(15.73 km) Ten Mile Hollow to Clares Bridge
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.21 km Time = 22 mins
Climb = 33 m Descent = -6 m
Veer left: From Ten Mile Hollow, this walk follows the 'Clares Bridge' sign[2] along the OGNR, as it soon bends to the left. The trail narrows and comes to an old bridge (with a timber base). The walk crosses the bridge (and Ten Mile Hollow Creek) and heads around the gate. The walk follows the overgrown management trail through the bush for a while, coming to a white wooden barricade. Heading around the barricade, the walk comes to a clearing and signpost just before Clare's Bridge[3].
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

Clares Bridge Alt = 174 m
Clare's Bridge, on the Old Great North Road, is about 1km north of Ten Mile Hollow camping area. This, and a number of other bridges, were built during the construction of the old road. Clare's Bridge is the most visually spectacular of the bridges. The second oldest bridge on mainland Australia (The oldest being Thomas James Bridge), it is built of sandstone blocks and has a wonderful, sweeping retaining wall. The sweeping design gives full view of the craftsmanship to those passing by. Much work has been done by NPWS and Gosford Council to restore the bridge. There is no deck on the bridge, however it is still an impressive structure and a fascinating piece of history. More info

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Day 2


(15.73 km) Ten Mile Hollow to Simpsons Cave
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 2.5 km Time = 47 mins
Climb = 39 m Descent = -108 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Simpsons Track' sign[4] along the management trail, initially keeping the Ten Mile Hollow campsite immediately on the right. The trail passes through an old (open) gate then bends right, then comes to a large clearing and passes under the high-tension power lines. The walk continues down along the management trail as the gully on the left becomes steeper. About 50m after passing a large boulder (on the left-hand side of the trail, at a right-hand bend), the trail comes into view of a couple of sandstone caves, about 10m up the cliff to the right.

Simpsons Cave Alt = 80 m
Simpsons Cave is an informal name given to a sandstone overhang on the Simpson Track, about 2.5km east of the junction with the Old Great North Road. The cave is perched high on the side of the old road and looks north over Ten Mile Hollow valley. The cave has an outward sloping floor and is best viewed from the track.

(18.23 km) Simpsons Cave to Int of Ten Mile Hollow Rd and Simpsons track
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 2.37 km Time = 49 mins
Climb = 70 m Descent = -135 m
Continue straight: From the cave, this walk follows the management trail (Simpsons Track) downhill, keeping the valley to the left. As the trail winds down the hill, there is a distinct change in vegetation and, about 750m from the caves, the trail crosses a small creek and leaves the signposted 'Dharug National Park'. The walk continues down the hill and after another 500m, the trail crosses another small creek and passes through a series of flat grassy clearings. The trail then meanders along the flat for a while, leaving the clearings and soon coming to a larger grassy clearing and intersection. There are two large boulders here, with plaques about the 'Convict Trail' project.

(20.6 km) Int of Ten Mile Hollow Rd and Simpsons track to Int below Fairview Homestead
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 2.55 km Time = 47 mins
Climb = 66 m Descent = -60 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the management trail (Ten Mile Hollow Rd) away from the National Parks walkers signpost[5], passing a couple of small boulders, with a visitors book and 'Convict Trail' information signs[6][7], on the right. The trail soon crosses a creek and passes into a long clearing with the remains of an old wooden fenced cattle yard. From here, the walk passes a smaller clearing, to the right, with a padlocked steel 'Monitoring Well', then meanders for some time close to the creek, passing through some nice trees and some large clearings. The walk then passes a 'Heritage Road Wall AND Culvert Protection' signpost[8]. Allow some time to look at the old road retaining wall sections along here. A little further along, the trail bends to the left and arrives at an intersection with a gate to the left. The trail behind the gate leads to an old abandoned house and shed, which could provide some shelter.

(23.15 km) Int below Fairview Homestead to Fairview Homestead
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 124 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -2 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk passes around the gate and follows the management trail steeply up the hill. The trail soon arrives at an old, abandoned house.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then continue straight to continue along this walk.)

Fairview Alt = 33 m
Fairview (550 Ten Mile Hollow Rd, Mangrove Creek) is a property with a homestead, built in 1922 by Alfred Andrews. The homestead and adjoining slab hut are now fenced to protect them, however the large corrugated iron shed on the south side is still open. The homestead was once a popular rest area for people traveling the North Road, via the Simpson track. The home was privately owned until 1973 when Gosford City Council acquired the land to protect the catchment area. The home was rented until 2002, when the tenants moved due to the threat of bushfires. The building is now in poor condition and the 'Friends of Fairview' are exploring ways to save the building and restore the history of the valley. Save Fairview More info

(23.15 km) Int below Fairview Homestead to Int of Ten Mile Hollow Rd and Donnys track
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 805 m Time = 15 mins
Climb = 22 m Descent = -19 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the management trail away from the gate, keeping the swampy area to the right. The walk continues for a while before passing around a gate and soon arrives at the signposted intersection with 'Donny's Track'[9].

(23.95 km) Int of Ten Mile Hollow Rd and Donnys track to Upper Mangrove cemetery
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 742 m Time = 15 mins
Climb = 21 m Descent = -27 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the management trail up the hill. After a short distance, the walk passes a large grassy clearing to the right and a swampy area to the left. The trail meanders along the valley for some time before arriving at a historic cemetery, on the right.

Upper Mangrove Cemetery Alt = 15 m
The Upper Mangrove Cemetery is on the western bank of Mangrove Creek, near the junction with Newmans Creek. The cemetery was part of St Thomas' Church of England, however the church building was destroyed in the 2002 bushfires[10]. Exploring the cemetery gives a glimpse into the history of the valley. You will find the stone remembering Alfred and Amanda Andrews who built 'Fairview' in 1922 and read of the loss of Leslie Starkey's parents in 1913. On the other side of the road, up the hill, is the remains of of the old St Thomas' Church building[11]. More info

(24.7 km) Upper Mangrove cemetery to Int of Dubbo Gully Rd and Upper Mangrove Creek Rd
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.11 km Time = 22 mins
Climb = 33 m Descent = -36 m
Continue straight: From the cemetery, the walk follows the management trail (Ten Mile Hollow Rd) up the hill, leaving the cemetery on the right, and soon passes under some high voltage power lines. The walk then meanders along the road for some time, passing some old orange trees on the right and an old '134' sign on the left. Some distance later, the walk crosses an old timber bridge and arrives at the signposted intersection with the 'Upper Mangrove Creek Rd' (with a shorter bridge to the left).

(25.81 km) Int of Dubbo Gully Rd and Upper Mangrove Creek Rd to Dubbo Gully Rd car park
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 2.49 km Time = 1 hr 2 mins
Climb = 277 m Descent = -104 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the management trail up the hill (now Dubbo Gully Rd). The trail winds up the hill for a long while through some beautiful scenery, including some great rock formations and overhangs. The walk then passes around a gate and continues a little further up the hill to reach a small car park on the left (on Dubbo Gully Rd, a short distance off Waratah Rd, about 4km west of Mangrove Mountain).

Drive from Dubbo Gully Rd car park
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Getting there

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Near by


Campsites in the park
Mill Creek camping ground
Ten Mile Hollow campground


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 29.7 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 31.2 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 30.6 km
Castle Tarpaulin Warehouse 14/ 10 Victoria Ave, Castle Hill (02) 9899 3959 37.2 km
CampHikeClimb 20 George St, Hornsby (02) 9476 5767 35.1 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Western Commission Track to Dubbo Gully.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Western Commission Track to Dubbo Gully
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8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 27 km (to the E)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 27 km (to the SSE)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
39 km (to the SSE)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 41 km (to the WSW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 42 km (to the E)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region 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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Dharug National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Named after the traditional custodians (the Darug People), this park has much history and some great sandstone formations. The wildflowers in spring add a wonderful touch of colour to the bushland. The Old Great North Road including its quarries, bridges and other features improves access and provides a great deal of interest for visitors. Close to Sydney and Gosford, it feels like stepping back in time when visiting this park.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.


Yengo National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Yengo National park is a large and seemingly remote park. The park stretches from Wisemans Ferry to near Singleton. The park is bound by Putty Rd (and Wollemi NP) on the west. The park has been subject to logging in the past, particularly around Mount Yengo. Much of the park is difficult to access, increasing the sense of wilderness. Yengo NP is part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area and is home to sections of the Old Great North Road.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.


Mcpherson State Forest Mcpherson State Forest is a forest found west of Wyong on the NSW central Coast. The forest surrounds Mangrove Creek, just south of the Dam and boarders with Yengo National Park.
Region:
I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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Travis IP:121.217.19.xxx | 2010-01-14 01:52:26
It's a rather unsenic hike, reccommended not to be undertaken in hot weather as the trails a wide and other little to no protection from the over head sun. Great camping spot at Ten Mile Hollow. Enjoyed the Upper Mangrove Cemetry, and hike out much more enjoyable (scenic). All in all a good walk, (take pleanty of water).
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