Starting from the Gorge Campground at the end of Trephina Gorge Road, Hart, this return walk takes you up the rim of the gorge via the Trephina Gorge Walk track, optionally coming back via the creek bed itself. You’ll lose your sense of time as you explore this dry land via the rim. The gorge presents itself beautifully with its picturesque red cliffs and sandy creek bed. Keep an eye out for black-footed/flanked rock wallabies, you may see one hopping around if lucky. Try to be quiet and listen to the peaceful sounds of nature if you can. You can come back via the creek bed as well, making the walk into a circuit. 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. Stay on the track as it veers left and heads up the rim, keeping the creek bed and the gorge to your right. Follow the track marked by orange arrows to continue along Trephina Gorge Walk. You can turn back via the creek bed or retrace your steps.....
Directions & comments
Gorge Campground (about 120 m back from the start).
There is a car park (about 15 m back from the start).
Find the toilet at the start.
After another 15 m pass the shelter (on your right).
Then pass the sign (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) turn left, to head along Trephina Gorge Walk.
After another 315 m (at the intersection of Trephina Gorge Walk & Ridgetop Trail) continue straight, to head along Trephina Gorge Walk.
Continue another 560 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 960 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Trephina Gorge Walk
40 min to 1 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one -122 m back from the start.