Discovering Yengo and Dharug National Park on foot


Title: Discovering Yengo and Dharug National Park on foot
Author: Anthony Dunk
Edition: 1
Publisher: Envirobook
ISBN: 0858811839
Number of pages: 91
Year of Publication: 2001
Cover Price (au$): 13.95
Format: Paperback
Weight (grams): 100
Regions the book covers: Yengo, Dhurug and Popran National Parks
Height (cm): 18

Hiking -- New South Wales -- Yengo National Park,Hiking -- New South Wales -- Dharug National Park

Authors Comments
This book covers Yengo, Dharug, and Popran National Parks - a large area of rugged ridges, 
cliffs and sandy creeks north-west of Sydney. Its a great area for bushwalking, panoramic 
views, and mountain bike riding. A central feature of the area is the Macdonald River - a 
shallow, sandy stream which winds its way through more than 40 kilometres of wilderness 
(see cover picture). The parks also contain much aboriginal rock art and the fascinating, 
convict-built, Old Great North Road. There are over 20 walks each with sketch maps and 
photos. The walks range from easy strolls to multi-day wilderness treks. There's also 
sections giving driving instructions, park info, and equipment and navigation guidance 
(including GPS).
Niche: Walks in Yengo, Dharug and Popran National Parks
Interpretive Information: Some
Grade system explained: No
Ascent and/or Decent provided: No
Driving directions provided: Yes
Date walks last reviewed provided: No
A summary of walks provided: No
Maps designed for walking: Yes - limited detail
Type of maps used (for walking): Sketch
Colour used in walking maps: Black and White
Size of walking maps: Full page
Walking map Comment: Maps are of varied size, appropriate to walk. A few maps are shared by two or three walks.
Colour depth of photos: Black and White
Comment on Photographs: On average, one photograph for every three pages.
Level of detail in tracknotes: Detailed route information
Alternate route and side trip suggestions: Some walks

List of walks in book

Walk Name Length Time Grade Page
My Wareng (Little Yengo) 8.5 km 4 hrs Easy 28
Howes Valley Creek 24 km 2 Days Easy 31
Mt Yengo 15 km 6 hrs Easy 32
Wallaby Swamp to MacDonald River 13 km 1 Day Medium 34
Howes Range Trig 22 km 1 Day Medium 37
Circuit Flat Bridge 4 km 1 hr 30 mins Easy 39
Norther Section of Great North Road 20 km 6 hrs Easy 41
Devils Rock (Burragurra) 500 m 1 Hr Easy 44
Bala Range to Macdonald River 8 km 4 hrs Medium 46
Womerah Range 45 km 2 Days Medium 49
Old Great North Road (Devines Hill) 2 km 1 Hr Easy 53
Devines Hill to Finches Ascent 11 km 5 hrs Easy 55
Shepherds Gully 4.5 km 2 hrs Easy 56
Western Commission (WBD) Track 10 km 2 hrs 30 mins Easy 57
Grass Tree Circuit 2 km 1 Hr Easy 58
Mill Creek Circuit 11 km 4 hrs Easy 58
Eastern Commission Track 14.5 km 5 hrs Easy 60
Ten Mile Hollow via Dubbo Gully Track 22 km 7 hrs Easy/Medium 62
Simpson Track 14 km 5 hrs Easy 65
Wisemans Ferry to Clares Bridge 37 km 2 Days Medium 67
Emerald Pool and 248 Track 10.5 km 5 hrs Easy 70
Popran Track 4 km 2 hrs Medium 72
Cascade Gully 3 km 2 hrs Medium 74
Big Jims Point 8 km 3 hrs Easy 75
Wisemans Ferry to Bucketty 40 km 2 Days Easy/Medium 77
Howes Range to Bala Range 40 km 3 Days Hard 77
MacDonald River 50 km 4 Days Medium 79