Breadknife and Grand High Tops Walk
Wiradjuri, Kamilaroi & Wailwan Country

5 h to 6 h

13.2 km
circuit

↑ 723 m
↓ -723 m

Hard track
Starting from Pincham Car Park, this amazing circuit walk takes you to the Grand High Tops Summit. There are several campsites along the way so perhaps you can make it an overnight walk... Let us begin by acknowledging the Wiradjuri, Kamilaroi & Wailwan people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-31.2961514,148.9946129)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom John Renshaw Parkway, 1
  • Turn on to then drive for 830 m
  • Turn sharp right and drive for another 80 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 80 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the bollard at the start.
Find the Pincham Car Park at the start.
Find the temporary toilet at the start.
After another 15 m veer left.
After another 190 m pass the toilet (7 m on your right).
After another 35 m cross the ford.
Continue straight.
After another 45 m pass the shelter (30 m on your left).
Then come to the "Camp Pincham" (30 m on your left).
Then pass the shelter (35 m on your left).
After another 25 m continue straight.
After another 225 m cross the ford.
After another 180 m veer left.
After another 65 m cross the ford.
After another 325 m cross the ford.
After another 530 m cross the Bridge 3 (about 10 m long)
The starting point of an alternate route. Alternate route via Goulds Circuit to get to Febar Tor and Macha Tor. To take the alternate route veer left here. Details below.
After another 30 m continue straight.
After another 320 m cross the Bridge 4 (about 20 m long)
The alternate route finishes here. Turn around to rejoin the main route at the 2.5 km waypoint. Details below.
After another 490 m continue straight.
After another 30 m cross the Bridge 5 (about 20 m long)
After another 305 m cross the Bridge 6 (about 25 m long)
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Spirey View Lookout with views over Spirey Creek. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 190 m continue straight.
After another 8 m cross the Bridge 7 (about 10 m long)
After another 85 m cross the Bridge 8 (about 6 m long)
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to lookout with views over Eagle Waterfall. To start this optional side trip veer left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 470 m continue straight.
After another 235 m pass a "Wilsons Rest" (35 m on your left)., has no backrest.
Veer right.
After another 490 m head down the surface|wood steps (about 110 m long)
Then pass the summit (115 m on your right).
Then pass a seat (on your right)., has a backrest.
The starting point of an alternate route. Dagda shortcut with Balor Hut. To take the alternate route turn right here. Details below.
After another 50 m veer left.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Breadknife Gap lookout with views over the area. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 440 m turn left.
After another 110 m pass the "Lugh's Wall" (20 m on your right).
After another 215 m come to the "Lugh's Throne".
Then come to the "Lugh's Throne".
After another 390 m pass the "Finnola Pinnacle" (80 m on your left).
After another 225 m (Dagda Gap) continue straight.
After another 970 m turn right.
After another 8 m come to the "Dows Camp" (30 m on your left).
After another 600 m come to the "Dow's Lookout" (8 m on your right).
After another 350 m come to the "Middle Spirey View".
After another 125 m come to the "Kurrajong Corner" (15 m on your left).
After another 340 m come to the "Point Wilderness" (10 m on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Ogma camp. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 720 m turn right.
After another 590 m cross the ford.
After another 105 m cross the ford.
After another 35 m cross the ford.
After another 140 m cross the ford.
After another 320 m cross the ford.
After another 65 m cross the ford.
After another 25 m cross the ford.
Then cross the ford.
After another 40 m cross the ford.
After another 10 m cross the ford.
After another 410 m cross the ford.
After another 205 m cross the ford.
After another 310 m cross the ford.
After another 115 m cross the ford.
After another 80 m cross the ford.
After another 65 m cross the ford.
After another 350 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 300 m cross the Bridge 2 (about 15 m long)
After another 215 m cross the Bridge 1 (about 15 m long)
After another 60 m continue straight.
After another 400 m continue straight.
After another 75 m continue straight.
After another 215 m veer right.
After another 15 m come to the end.

Alternate route via Goulds Circuit to get to Febar Tor and Macha Tor.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 55 m cross the ford.
After another 100 m cross the ford.
After another 480 m cross the ford.
After another 80 m cross the ford.
After another 550 m pass the "Febar Tor" (45 m on your right).
Then come to the "Febar Tor" (45 m on your right).
Turn left.
After another 700 m turn left.
After another 45 m pass the "Macha Tor" (35 m on your right).
Then come to the "Macha Tor" (35 m on your right).
At the end of this alternate route, rejoin the main route.

Side trip to Spirey View Lookout with views over Spirey Creek.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 135 m come to the "Spirey View Lookout" (10 m on your left).
Turn right.
After another 140 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 265 m to the main route.

Side trip to lookout with views over Eagle Waterfall.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
About 165 m past the end is "Eagle Waterfall".
The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 60 m to the main route.

Dagda shortcut with Balor Hut.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Then head down the surface|wood steps
After another 80 m turn right.
After another 25 m pass the summit (95 m on your right).
Then come to the "Balor Hut" (7 m on your right).
Then pass the water tap (9 m on your right).
After another 9 m veer right.
After another 350 m pass the "The Breadknife" (25 m on your left).
Continue another 710 m to find Dagda Gap at the end.
At the end of this alternate route, rejoin the main route.

Breadknife Gap lookout with views over the area.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 45 m come to "Breadknife Gap".
Continue another 0 m to find Breadknife Gap at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 45 m to the main route.

Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the Dows Camp at the start.
Find the ford at the start.
After another 1.3 km come to the "Bluff Mountain".
After another 1.3 km come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 2.6 km to the main route.

Side trip to Ogma camp.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the Ogma Camp at the start.
After 440 m cross the ford.
After another 100 m cross the ford.
After another 85 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 630 m to the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Breadknife and Grand High Tops Walk


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 13.2 km
Time 5 h to 6 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There are 3 on route, on average they are 3.3 km apart with the largest gap of 6.6 km.

Shelter: There are 2 on route, on average they are 4.4 km apart with the largest gap of 12.9 km.

Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 4.4 km apart with the largest gap of 13 km.

Seat: There are 2 on route, on average they are 4.4 km apart with the largest gap of 8.7 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
0 mtemporary toilet
Toilet
205 m[toilet]
Shelter
270 m[shelter]
Camp site
275 mCamp Pincham
Shelter
280 m[shelter]
Camp site
6.8 kmDows Camp
Camp site
9 kmOgma Camp
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