Budawang National Park
A rugged wilderness of steep slopes and remote trails, Budawang National Park is a challenging invitation to the experienced bushwalker.
Budawang National Park is a rugged wilderness stretching north from the Kings Highway and the Clyde Mountain. Its steep mountainsides and tall eucalypt forests are home to a variety of native animals including impressive, glossy black-cockatoos, colourful parrots and of course kangaroos and wallabies. In the creeks and rivers, the elusive, and tough freshwater bass attract dedicated anglers.
The park is named after its most dominant feature, Mount Budawang, a variation of the Aboriginal word 'Buddawong'. The prominent peak was used to light signal fires and to observe the movement of people between the mountains and the coast.
Today, this park is a drawcard for experienced trekkers who will enjoy walking through remote areas and camping at the Long Gully campground beside the Yadboro River. This is also a popular picnic spot and marks the start if the arduous trek to the Castle
If you're looking for isolation, far from civilisation, Budawang offers a ready haven. Hiking in the park is suitable for fit and experienced bushwalkers equipped with sufficient water and survival gear. There are formal and informal walking tracks and ideal for bush orienteering with a map and GPS.
Whether you're planning a day walk, or a multi-day hike, you can expect spectacular scenery and plenty of solitude.
For more information about Budawang National park call Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on (02) 4887 7270 or visit the NSW National Parks website.