2 hrs

4.4 km Return

151 m

Hard track
A very nice walk to a viewpoint on top of Mt Olive, in Popran National Park. The walk passes through nice forest, and offers good views over Popran National Park from the top of Mt Olive. If you have a car with good ground clearance, you could drive to the picnic area, making the walk shorter.

Maps for the Mt Olive 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.
Gunderman 1:25 000 Map Series 91313S GUNDERMAN NSW-91313S
Mangrove 1:25 000 Map Series 91313N MANGROVE NSW-91313N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Mt Olive bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Mt Olive

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 4.4 km
Time 2 hrs

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
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


2km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 190m has short steep hills. The remaining (25m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 2km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 190m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.


2km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 150m has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (60m) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 2km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 190m requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 2.2km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 2km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 210m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Mt Olive walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Mt Olive walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Mt Olive walk starts and ends at the Int of Ironbark Rd and Popran Pipeline Trail (gps: -33.37159, 151.19528)
Your main transport option to Int of Ironbark Rd and Popran Pipeline Trail is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

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



Short URL = http://wild.tl/mo

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 🙂