Golden Gully Walking Track

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A visit to Golden Gully makes for a fantastic experience, where you can see where massive erosion has exposed evidence of the underground warren of mines that once dotted the creek line. Golden Gully walking track is a short and easy stroll, ideal for all ages. This flat, clearly signposted walk leads to a deep gully where you’ll discover old mine shafts and the remnants of Chinese and European alluvial mining techniques. Close your eyes and you can almost hear the sounds of former goldminers searching for their fortune.

In July, you’ll walk alongside magnificent wattle trees in full bloom, after which this area was named. Be sure to look out for ‘The Arch’, a striking formation created by mining, and later erosion. Keep your eye out, too, for the old cemetery.

Return via the ruins of Tambaroora and Valentines mine for a picnic lunch, and relax in the shade at the nearby creek.


  • Bush walking / hiking
  • Picnics
  • Sight-seeing
  • Photography


  • Walking trails - 0.2km one way, grade 3
  • Car and bus parking is available at Golden Gully walking track.

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for up to date information on the current conditions.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the elements.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • National park and camping fees may apply, check the parks website for bookings and further details.

Photo credits: NSW National Parks & Wildlife Services | John Spencer

Location & Supplier

Golden Gully Walking Track

Address: Golden Gully Walking Track, Hill End Road, Hill End, New South Wales 2850

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