A part of Murrumbidgee Discovery Track, this walk takes you from Pine Island Road, Greenway to Point Hut Crossing Carpark, exploring the riverside of Murrumbidgee River. This relaxing hike can be a great way to connect with yourself and nature, as you listen to the burbling sound of water and birdsong in harmony. Step away from the city life and have a riverside picnic, or even go canoeing if you feel like it. Albeit just the lovely views over the river are enough to make this a worthwhile experience. Keep in mind that this walk can also be done in reverse. No trash bins are present in the area, so you need to take your rubbish with you. 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.
Getting started From the car park on Pine Island Road(680 metres southwest of Don Dunstan Drive), head towards the end of the car park along the pavement, moving away from the toilets and keeping the river to your right. Keep on the track as it veers left and starts heading perpendicularly away from the river. After about 40 metres, turn right at the intersection and follow the paved road as it veers right, towards the river. Stay on the concrete road as you pass by another car park and public toilet to your right to continue along Pine Island Road to Point Hut Crossing Track.....
Directions & comments
Start heading along Pine Island Road.
After 120 m cross the ford.
After another 220 m continue straight, to head along Pine Island Road.
After another 85 m pass the car park (20 m on your right).
After another 345 m pass the toilet (20 m on your right).
After another 200 m pass the BBQ (45 m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Pine Island Road.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This optional little side trip wil take you to the sandy foreshore of the river for a close-up view, and a possible dip in the water. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn around when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 10 m continue straight, to head along Pine Island Road.
After another 175 m continue straight, to head along Pine Island Road.
Then head through/around the gate.
After another 410 m cross the ford.
After another 610 m cross the bridge (about 8 m long)
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 890 m cross the ford.
After another 360 m cross the bridge (about 9 m long)
After another 100 m come to the end.
About 10 m past the end is "Point Hut Car Park".
This optional little side trip wil take you to the sandy foreshore of the river for a close-up view, and a possible dip in the water.
Directions & comments
After 135 m pass the BBQ (25 m on your right).
Continue another 105 m to find Rope Swing at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 240 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Pine Island Road to Point Hut Crossing
1 h to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)