We’re always finding new ways to experience nature in NSW. From ancient canyons to pristine beaches, there’s no limit of things to see and do for outdoor lovers and adventurers. Adding to the list is a new hiking trail which is currently under construction and it looks absolutely breathtaking already. You’ll find the 39-kilometre hiking track in northern NSW in the Tweed Byron hinterland from Mount Jerusalem National Park to Nightcap National Park. Named the Gidjuum Gulganyi Walk after consulting with the Widjabul Wia-bal Native Title holders and the Tweed Byron Local Aboriginal Land, the multi-day walk is expected to be completed by mid-2024, so the wait won’t be too long for those already eager to experience this spectacular part of the state.
Tweed Byron Hinterland’s new multi-day walk
The lush 3-night, 4-day walk will commence near the town of Uki in the Mount Jerusalem National Park and finish at the Minyon Falls lookout in the Nightcap National Park. On the way, hikers will experience some of the area’s most ruggedly beautiful landscapes which include stunning rainforests, beautiful views, waterfalls and more. The name Gidjuum Gulganyi means “Old people’s tracks” as an ode to the ancient traditional lands of the Bundjalung Nation which the trail passes through.
The low-impact walk is being built with a sustainable approach in mind using 28.4 kilometres of existing trails, park management trails and old logging paths with a newly constructed 10.8-kilometre walking track while allowing natural elements to shape the route.
The trail will be friendly for walkers of all stages and one that can be explored as self-guided or with tour operators through the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
The track will be home to some basic facilities upon completion including tent platforms, shelters and toilets along with shorter, day walks if that’s your preference. This initiative will be part of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service network of 13 Great Walks in NSW. Read all about it at the NSW Department of Planning and Environment website.