Starting from the campground at the end of Trephina Gorge Road, Hart, this walk takes you on a circuit in the nature park, visiting a hill summit and crossing Trephina Creek along the way. Hence the name, this walk offers you panoramic views over Mordor Pound and the Trephina Bluff in the distance. As you make your way through the well-signposted rocky track, keep an eye out for Red Gums and Ghost Gums along with colourful wildflowers. You may come across some dingoes as well. There’s a bit of steepness to the track, yet the stunning views and the red walls of the gorge shining under the sun make it worth the hassle. The campground at the start is well-equipped and maintained, see it for yourself and spend a night if you feel like it. Remember to bring plenty of water. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Ross Highway, 8 and drive for another 135 m
Turn slight left onto Ross Highway, 8 and drive for another 65.4 km
Turn left onto Trephina Gorge Road and drive for another 8.3 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the northern end of the campground, head northeast towards the creek bed along the dirt track. Keep right at the first intersection and cross the creek bed. Shortly after, keep left at the 3-way intersection to continue along the Panorama Walk (clockwise). Keep an eye out for the red arrows that mark the track.....
Directions & comments
There is a car park (about 15 m back from the start).
Find the toilet at the start.
After another 9 m pass the shelter (on your right).
After another 20 m pass the water tap (on your right).
After another 45 m (at the intersection of Panorama Walk & Trephina Gorge Walk) continue straight, to head along Panorama Walk.
After another 50 m cross the ford.
After another 60 m continue straight, to head along Panorama Walk.
After another 430 m come to the viewpoint.
After another 115 m pass the summit (on your right).
After another 1.3 km veer left, to head along Panorama Walk.
After another 110 m (at the intersection of Trephina Gorge Walk & Panorama Walk) continue straight.
After another 90 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
1 h to 3 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Very steep (4/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)