Starting near the end of Dalrymple Road, Dalrymple Heights, this walk takes you to the summit of Mount Dalrymple via a singular track, crossing multiple creeks along the way. You can expect a truly panoramic view over the whole hinterland around you that will make this journey worthwhile. Hike through a forest that looks so ancient you may lose your sense of time and feel like you’ll run into a velociraptor as you turn a corner. Strangler figs and all kinds of majestic plants add to the scenery as well. There are heaps of leeches in the area due to the humidity, so cover yourself well and bring insect repellent. Take lots of water and also consider wearing hiking boots with ankle support. 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.
Turn right onto Bee Creek Road and drive for another 45 m
Continue onto Cummings Street and drive for another 20.5 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the intersection near the end of Dalrymple Road(across Fredricksons Farm), head southeast along the dirt track, moving almost perpendicularly away from Dalrymple Road. After about 140 metres, follow the track as it veers left to continue along the Mount Dalrymple Track. Keep an eye out for pink ribbons/tape and spray paint on trees, retrace your steps if you don’t see them for a while.....
Directions & comments
After 1.4 km cross the ford.
After another 940 m cross the ford.
After another 410 m cross the ford.
After another 750 m cross the ford.
After another 430 m come to the viewpoint (35 m on your right).
After another 820 m cross the ford.
After another 700 m come to "Mount Dalrymple".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 5.4 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
6 h to 8 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Very steep (4/6)
Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)