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Guy Fawkes River National Park

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INTRODUCTION:

The Guy Fawkes River National Park is about 100km north-east of Armidale and 60km north-west of Dorrigo. The national park is accessed via the Armidale-Grafton Road (see map below for further details).

Guy Fawkes River National Park protects an area of about 93 000 hectares of rugged wilderness of wild rivers and mountain peaks.

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LOCATION MAP:


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FEES:

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ATTRACTIONS/WALKS:

Ebor Falls:

Ebor Falls is a separate section of Guy Fawkes River National Park, being situated not far from the small town of Ebor. There are a number of places to view Ebor Falls, with a number of picnic areas provided. Camping is not allowed.

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Escarpment Walking Track:

The Escarpment Walking Track begins at the Chaelundi Camping Area. This track can be taken to Chaelundi Falls (0.5km), where I almost managed to fall to my death on more than one occasion while climbing down the falls (not recommended, especially with poorly constructed joggers). The track then leads on to Lucifer's Thumb and Chaelundi Bluff (2.5km), giving excellent views of the Guy Fawkes River Valley. The track can also be followed to the Spring Gully Picnic Area (8km). To follow the road back to the rest area is a further 13km.

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Guy Fawkes River Walk:

The Guy Fawkes River Walk is an overnight walk of about 30km. The route followed leads off the Escarpment Walking Track south of Lucifer's Thumb, follows the river past Combalo Hut ruins and then up Jordans Trail to the Escarpment Walking Track. The ruins are said to be near an old orange tree, but are very hard to find. As the river is followed, it is necessary to avoid going the wrong way when the Aberfoyle River is reached (follow the fork to the left). There are some old stockyards at the area where Jordans Trail (4WD Trail) begins. Consideration should perhaps be given to making this a three day trip.

Of course you can also follow the track down to the river and return the same way. The track back up can be a little difficult to find on the return, so remember how you went down. The walk out of the valley is a hard slog and as one of our party discovered, a dip in the river while wearing jeans makes for a difficult climb back out.

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CAMPING/FACILITIES:

Chaelundi Camping Area:

The Chaelundi Rest Area is used for both picnics and camping. Fireplaces and Toilets are provided. The rest area is reached via Hardens Road, Chaelundi Road and Misty Creek Road.

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PHOTOS:

Guy Fawkes River National Park October 2002: Gallery 1 - Ebor Falls

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