Erith Coal Mine Track

Walk Highlights

Erith Coal Mine Track
  • Distance: 2 km return
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Location: Morton National Park, Gullies Road, Bundanoon
  • Facilities: Car park, gas bbqs, water, toilets
  • Getting There: From Bundanoon train station, head 1km south along Church St to the Gambell\'s Rest campground
  • Highlights: Waterfalls cascade down the rockface to a rocky pond full of dragonflies and frogs

Walking Track Description

One of many easy walks that commence from Gambell’s Rest campground, on the north-western side of Morton National Park, the Erith Coal Mine Track is tough enough to raise a gentle sweat (as one climbs out of the mine area) and beautiful enough that you won’t even notice!

The track, a 1km descent from the campground to the mines, is a well-maintained series of rammed earth steps and presents informative signs at regular intervals describing the local flora. Along the way the odd bench is set among a forest of dry eucalypts, curious geckos and grass trees.

The mine area, now sealed, is lush and still, bar the gentle rain of water floating from the rockface to pebbly pond below. Kids can clamber about in the pond relatively safely, and explore the ruins of old mining buildings downstream.

Walking Trail Map

(Start at red marker)

Weather Forecast (Bundanoon)

More Walks in New South Wales, Southern Highlands

  • Govetts Leap Falls (Bridal Veil Falls)
  • Fitzroy Falls
  • Lake Parramatta
  • Euroka to the Nepean River, Glenbrook
  • Uloola Track (Heathcote to Waterfall)
  • One Response to “Erith Coal Mine Track”

    1. Southern Highlands To-Do: Sidetracked Depot, Erith Coal Mine Walk | highlandspropertyblog | 7/03/13

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