Erith Coal Mine Track
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.