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Kanangra-Boyd National Park

Includes approximately 68,000 hectares. This includes areas of the Blue Mountains National Park and a large section of Kanangra-Boyd National Park.

The Kanangra-Boyd Wilderness Area boasts a large scenic water catchment area, providing opportunities for solitude and unsophisticated, self-reliant recreation.

Within Kanangra-Boyd National Park there are two land units, the elevated, gently undulating Boyd Plateau and the labyrinth of creeks, rivers, deep gorges and spiny ridges into which the plateau falls away. The plateau is traversed by the Kanangra Walls Road and can be accessed either from Oberon or Jenolan Caves. This road leads to Kanangra Walls, vehicle based camping at the Boyd River, bushwalking and lookouts on the rim of the plateau. The area provides a wide range of bushwalking, from rugged and remote to the three day walks. Those attempting any of the wilderness walks should be totally self-reliant and use minimal impact bushwalking practices.

The lookout walk is the easiest and wheelchair accessible. A pleasant 10 minute stroll along well-formed tracks leads to the first lookout which overlooks the gorges of Kanangra Creek and beyond to the high tops of Mt Cloudmaker and the Blue Mountains escarpment which presents a spectacular vista. The second lookout overlooks rugged ravines at the head of the gorges and Kanangra Falls.

From this lookout the Waterfall Walk leads down into the gully where Kalang Falls splash into a deep pool. Plateau Walk - the longest walk turns off before the main lookout and leads into Kanangra Wilderness and onto the expansive heath-covered Kanangra Tops Plateau with its magnificent views.

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