Great North Road and Dubbo Gully

Download & Print Map and Notes

2 Days

27.3 km One way

1372 m

Hard track
This walk follows a section of the Old Great North Road along the borders of the rugged Yengo and Dharug National Parks, to then visit more historic sites in Dubbo Gully. This is more of a historic journey than you typical bushwalk. There is a campsite at Ten Mile Hollow providing a comfortable place for the night before visiting the Historic Clare’s Bridge. Soon after Clare’s Bridge this walk leaves the old Great North Road to follow Donny’s Track down into Dubbo gully were you get to explore this historic farming area before walking out to Upper Mangrove. This walk is mostly on wide trails and therefore can also be done as a mountain bike ride.

Maps for the Great North Road and Dubbo Gully walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Mangrove 1:25 000 Map Series 91313N MANGROVE NSW-91313N
Lower Portland 1:25 000 Map Series 90312S LOWER PORTLAND NSW-90312S
St Albans 1:25 000 Map Series 90312N ST ALBANS NSW-90312N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131
St Albans 1:100 000 Map Series 9031 ST ALBANS 9031

Cross sectional view of the Great North Road and Dubbo Gully bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Great North Road and Dubbo Gully

Daily actual walking time estimates

Day Walking Time Length
1 5 hrs 39 mins 15.6 km
2 4 hrs 50 mins 12.7 km

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 27.3 km
Time 2 Days

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


15km of this walk has short steep hills and another 8km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (3.9km) is very steep.

Quality of track

Around 18km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 9km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


12km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 10km has minimal directional signs. The remaining (6km) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

15km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 10km requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience. The remaining (2.3km) requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 27km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 16km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 12km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Great North Road and Dubbo Gully walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Great North Road and Dubbo Gully walk.

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂