Murrumbidgee Discovery Track
Ngunnawal Country

8 h 30 min to 13 h

27.6 km
oneway

↑ 884 m
↓ -791 m

Hard track
Starting from the parking and picnic area in Casuarina Sands Reserve this walk follows the Murrumbidgee River all the way to the Point Hut parking and picnic area. Take the side trip to Red Cork Gorge Lookout before stopping to freshen up at the Kampah Pool or at Pine Hut about half way through the walk. Let us begin by acknowledging the Ngunnawal 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 At the intersection of Kambah to Cotter walking track & Casuarina Sands Road (-35.3200087,148.9529681)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom , Australian Capital Territory.
Finish (-35.4526217,149.0754146)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Car  
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Kambah to Cotter walking track & Casuarina Sands Road Start heading along Kambah to Cotter walking track (a footpath).
There is a toilet (about 55 m back from the start).
There is a picnic table (about 45 m back from the start).
There is a BBQ (about 40 m back from the start).
Find the sign at the start.
Find the sign at the start.
After another 480 m (from the Kambah to Cotter walking track) continue straight, to head along Kambah to Cotter walking track.
After another 45 m pass the "The Cotter" (65 m on your right).
From the Kambah to Cotter walking track veer left, to head along Kambah to Cotter walking track (a walking track).
After another 740 m cross the ford.
From the Kambah to Cotter walking track continue straight, to head along Kambah to Cotter walking track.
After another 140 m (at the intersection of Kambah to Cotter walking track & Cottermouth River Track) continue straight, to head along Kambah to Cotter walking track.
After another 450 m cross the ford.
From the Kambah to Cotter walking track continue straight, to head along Kambah to Cotter walking track.
After another 210 m cross the ford.
From the Kambah to Cotter walking track continue straight, to head along Kambah to Cotter walking track.
After another 730 m cross the ford.
From the Kambah to Cotter walking track continue straight, to head along Kambah to Cotter walking track.
After another 680 m (from the Kambah to Cotter walking track) continue straight, to head along Kambah to Cotter walking track.
After another 205 m cross the ford.
From the Kambah to Cotter walking track continue straight, to head along Kambah to Cotter walking track.
After another 1.1 km cross the bridge (about 9 m long)
After another 370 m cross the ford.
From the Kambah to Cotter Walking Track continue straight, to head along Kambah to Cotter Walking Track.
After another 350 m cross the ford.
From the Kambah to Cotter Walking Track continue straight, to head along Kambah to Cotter Walking Track.
After another 255 m cross the ford.
From the Kambah to Cotter Walking Track continue straight, to head along Kambah to Cotter Walking Track.
After another 920 m cross the ford.
From the Kambah to Cotter Walking Track continue straight, to head along Kambah to Cotter Walking Track.
After another 200 m cross the ford.
From the Kambah to Cotter Walking Track continue straight, to head along Kambah to Cotter Walking Track.
After another 270 m (at the intersection of Kambah to Cotter Walking Track & Knoll Lookout branch track) continue straight, to head along Kambah to Cotter Walking Track.
After another 440 m cross the ford.
From the Kambah to Cotter Walking Track continue straight, to head along Kambah to Cotter Walking Track.
After another 1.1 km cross the ford.
From the Kambah to Cotter Walking Track continue straight, to head along Kambah to Cotter Walking Track.
After another 1.3 km cross the ford.
From the Kambah to Cotter Walking Track continue straight, to head along Kambah to Cotter Walking Track.
After another 1.1 km cross the bridge (about 7 m long)
After another 1.2 km cross the ford.
From the Kambah to Cotter Walking Track continue straight, to head along Kambah to Cotter Walking Track.
After another 930 m cross the ford.
At the intersection of Kambah to Cotter Walking Track & Mcquoid Creek continue straight, to head along Kambah to Cotter Walking Track.
After another 640 m (from the Kambah to Cotter Walking Track) turn right (a vehicle track).
After another 20 m (from the Kambah Pool Road) continue straight.
After another 25 m continue straight.
After another 80 m continue straight.
After another 270 m continue straight.
After another 55 m pass the car park (80 m on your right).
Turn left.
After another 5 m continue straight.
After another 75 m pass the car park (30 m on your left).
After another 7 m pass the car park (20 m on your left).
After another 110 m continue straight.
After another 110 m turn sharp left.
After another 10 m head up the 120 earthen steps (about 165 m long)
Then pass a seat (on your right)., has no backrest.
After another 45 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 35 m pass the toilet (4 m on your left).
After another 15 m pass the sign (on your right).
After another 10 m veer right.
After another 80 m pass the car park (35 m on your left).
From the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail turn right, to head along Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail (a walking track).
After another 740 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
From the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail continue straight, to head along Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail.
After another 740 m (from the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail) turn left, to head along Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail.
After another 95 m cross the ford.
From the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail continue straight, to head along Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail.
After another 205 m (from the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail) continue straight, to head along Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail.
After another 255 m cross the ford.
From the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail continue straight, to head along Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip for views from Red Rock Gorge Lookout. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 120 m (from the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail) turn left, to head along Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail.
After another 55 m come to the "Red Rocks Gorge" (50 m on your right).
After another 1.2 km cross the ford.
From the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail continue straight, to head along Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail.
After another 430 m cross the ford.
From the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail continue straight, to head along Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail.
After another 560 m cross the ford.
From the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail continue straight, to head along Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail.
After another 820 m (from the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail) continue straight, to head along Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail.
After another 145 m (from the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail) turn right (a vehicle track).
After another 40 m cross the ford.
Continue straight.
After another 45 m (from the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail) veer right, to head along Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail (a walking track).
After another 345 m cross the ford.
At the intersection of Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail & Tuggeranong Creek veer left, to head along Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail.
After another 45 m (from the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail) continue straight.
After another 285 m (from the Tuggeranong Creek Fire Trail) turn right, to head along Tuggeranong Creek Fire Trail (a vehicle track).
After another 100 m (from the Tuggeranong Creek Fire Trail) veer right.
After another 95 m (from the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail) veer right, to head along Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail (a walking track).
After another 220 m (from the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail) continue straight, to head along Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail.
After another 35 m (from the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail) continue straight, to head along Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail.
After another 470 m head through/around the gate.
From the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail veer left.
After another 40 m veer right.
After another 50 m cross the ford.
Continue straight.
After another 4 m (from the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail) turn right, to head along Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail.
After another 35 m (from the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail) continue straight, to head along Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail.
After another 410 m cross the ford.
From the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail continue straight, to head along Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail.
After another 1.1 km (from the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail) continue straight, to head along Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail.
After another 660 m (from the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail) continue straight, to head along Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail.
After another 350 m pass the BBQ (10 m on your right).
After another 9 m pass the car park (on your left).
Then pass the "Pine Island Road" (on your right).
After another 15 m pass a seat (6 m on your right)., has a backrest.
Then pass the picnic table (45 m on your right).
After another 190 m pass the toilet (9 m on your left).
After another 100 m pass the car park (35 m on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 90 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 325 m turn right.
After another 30 m pass the car park (on your right).
After another 50 m (from the Pine Island Road) turn right, to head along Pine Island Road (a vehicle track).
After another 110 m pass the toilet (15 m on your right).
After another 155 m pass the BBQ (40 m on your right).
After another 130 m pass the car park (15 m on your right).
From the Pine Island Road continue straight, to head along Pine Island Road.
After another 10 m (from the Pine Island Road) continue straight, to head along Pine Island Road.
After another 175 m (from the Pine Island Road) veer left (a walking track).
After another 410 m cross the ford.
Continue straight.
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 610 m cross the bridge (about 8 m long)
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 890 m cross the ford.
Continue straight.
After another 370 m cross the bridge (about 9 m long)
After another 75 m pass the BBQ (10 m on your right).
After another 8 m pass the toilet (15 m on your left).
After another 15 m come to "Point Hut Car Park".
The end.

Side trip for views from Red Rock Gorge Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
From the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail Start (a walking track).
After another 90 m come to "Red Rocks Gorge".
Continue another 0 m to find Red Rocks Gorge at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 90 m to the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Murrumbidgee Discovery Track


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 27.6 km
Time 8 h 30 min to 13 h
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
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
Toilet: There are 5 on route, on average they are 4.6 km apart with the largest gap of 14.2 km.

Seat: There are 2 on route, on average they are 9.2 km apart with the largest gap of 14.2 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-53 m[toilet]
Seat
14.2 km[seat]
Toilet
14.2 km[toilet]
Seat
23.9 km[seat]
Toilet
24.1 km[toilet]
Toilet
24.8 km[toilet]
Toilet
27.5 km[toilet]
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