|Gap Creek Rainforest Walk|
This walk takes you deep into moist rainforest and is well worthwhile. The walk is mostly flat and travels through a varied and healthy rainforest, with strangler fig vines, large older trees and lots of wildlife. If you are lucky, you could find the protected yabbies in the creek at the end of the walk. This walk is a must do, particularly on a hot day. (open in app)
Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Gap Creek Rainforest Walk
Map of Walk
Map of Gap Creek Rainforest Walk
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Map Scale 500 meters
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
Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)
Cross sectional view of the Gap Creek Rainforest Walk bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Gap Creek Rainforest Walk 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.
Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
This whole walk, 860m has gentle hills with occasional steps.
Quality of track
Around 490m of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely, whilst the remaining 370m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.
This whole walk, 860m is clearly signposted.
Around 490m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 370m requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 860m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
This whole walk, 860m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).
Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Getting therePlan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk
Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Campsites in the park
Bangalow camping groundGap Creek camping ground
Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Gap Creek Rainforest Walk.
Weather and Park info
This walk passes Greater Hunter 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 7 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 wx61242
Watagans National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Region: Hunter & Mid North Coast
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Watagans National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Click Creek fire trail and Slippery Rock Road
Click Creek fire trail is closed due to extensive storm damage. The trail will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed. Slippery Rock Road is closed due to eroded surfaces making conditions unsafe. The road will reopen, subject to conditions, once maintenance work is completed. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
Safety alerts: Access to park during inclement weather
Roads in Watagans National Park are unsealed, and accessible by 2WD in dry conditions only. 4WD's should be used at all other times. Gates and roads may be temporarily closed to prevent damage when wet. Please contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah office on (02) 4972 9000 for more information.