Couranga
Dharawal Country

3 h 45 min to 4 h 30 min

9.8 km
return

↑ 351 m
↓ -351 m

Hard track
This is a pleasant walk, taking you through some of Royal National Parks more diverse ecosystems. From Waterfall Station, the walk heads through the bush and heath, before descending to the rain forest and palms on the banks of the upper Hacking River. A great walk to explore Royal National Park's floral diversity. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharawal 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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Track up to Waterfall car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Buds. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Track through heath. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Bugs in flowers. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Rocky service trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Sign post for Couranga Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Blue bug. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Regrowth on the Couranga Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Palms and Eucalypts. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Hacking River in flood. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Burnt Eucalypt. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Yellow Flower. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
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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 (-34.1349857,150.9945639)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.) Train
DirectionsFrom Princes Highway, A1
  • Turn on to then drive for 175 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the top of the ramp, this walk crosses the road bridge towards the station car park. The walk passes through the gap in the fence behind the car park, then follows the 'Uloola Falls' sign along the track through the dense scrub. After some time, the walk opens out at the cricket oval and follows the left-hand edge around to the signposted intersection of the 'Uloola Track'.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Then head down the steps (about 20 m long)
Then cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
There is a toilet (about 90 m back from the start).
There is water tap (about 75 m back from the start).
After 100 m to find the "Waterfall Commuter Carpark".
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 15 m turn left.
After another 20 m turn right.
After another 4 m continue straight.
Then head down the steps (about 10 m long)
Then pass the sign (on your right).
After another 100 m (at the intersection of Uloola Falls Trail & Kangaroo Creek Track) continue straight, to head along Uloola Falls Trail.
After another 360 m (at the intersection of Uloola Falls Trail & Uloola Fire Trail) veer left, to head along Uloola Fire Trail (a vehicle track).
After another 30 m head through/around the gate.
After another 540 m (at the intersection of Couranga Track & Uloola Fire Trail) turn right, to head along Couranga Track (a walking track).
After another 9 m pass the sign.
After another 3.2 km veer right, to head along Couranga Track.
Continue another 510 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 4.9 km to get back to the start.
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Terrain
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Couranga


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 9.8 km
Time 3 h 45 min to 4 h 30 min
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one -71 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-71 m[toilet]
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