Bundanoon Discovery RamblesSelf Guided Walks Around Bundanoon
Bundanoon Discovery Rambles
Bundanoon Discovery Rambles are a series of eight walks designed to reveal some of Bundanoon’s hidden delights – the homes of its earliest settlers, its oldest commercial buildings, its pioneer graves, its quaint lanes and bush tracks. Along the way you’ll pass beautiful gardens, rolling farmland, and unspoilt bushland – and catch glimpses of rugged sandstone escarpments. You’ll also see abundant wildlife – particularly kangaroos and birds.
The walks are intended to be a softer option to the many excellent bushwalks in the Bundanoon section of Morton National Park and, unlike the national park walks, dogs can enjoy all but one. The walks start and finish at the railway station in the village centre, where there are several refreshment options.
Ranging in length from 25 minutes to two hours, the walks cater for all ages and all levels of fitness. Do one at a time or link several to fill a day or more.
The walks were devised by The Green Team, one of the Sub-Committees of the Bundanoon Community Association – volunteers who work to make Bundanoon even more beautiful.
All walks start and finish at the Bundanoon railway station. Please keep to paths and respect private property. Please take your litter home and keep your dog under control. Carry water on longer walks; a filtered water bubbler is available at the bus shelter near the station and near the Post Office across from the station.
To download notes on the Discovery Rambles, click here.
To download a map of the Bundanoon Discovery Rambles, click here.
A hard copy of the map can be obtained from the Southern Highland Visitors Centre on the main road as you come into Mittagong from the Sydney direction.
A map of bike trails is also available from the Visitors Centre.
Bundanoon Discovery Rambles – Notes
Time: 25 minutes. Grade: easy.
Cross the railway line and cross Erith St to Ellsmore Rd. Follow Ellsmore Rd until you see Jordans Crossing Park on your right. Take the walking path past the Oval, where there is an excellent range of children’s play equipment, and turn right into Erith St. After a short distance, turn right onto a cycleway and continue to Ellsmore Rd. Turn left to return to the station.
Grey Gum Walk
Time: 30-45 minutes. Grade: easy.
Walk straight ahead from the station into Church St. Go past the Post Office and turn right into The Gullies Rd (opposite school), where satin bowerbirds can often be spotted. Turn right into Grey Gum Lane and right at the end into Penrose Rd. Follow Penrose Rd and at the end, turn right into Anzac Pde. Turn left at the end to return to the station.
Time: 45 minutes. Grade: easy.
Cross the railway line and turn left into Erith St. Continue past the Bundanoon Hotel and at the Hill St roundabout head straight ahead into Bromhall Rd. This area used to be a golf course and kangaroos can often be seen grazing. Turn right into Forwood Cres then right into Penola St. At the end of Penola St, take a track between houses (to the right of number 14) and go up a bank into Old Wingello Rd. Turn right and after a short distance take a grass path on your left leading into Bundanoon Cemetery. After a look at the graves, return to Old Wingello Rd, turn left and continue to Ellsmore Rd, where you turn right to return to the station.
Time: 45 minutes. Grade: medium.
NB: track can be boggy.
Walk straight ahead from the station into Church St. Go past the Post Office and down Constitution Hill. Turn left into Governors St and pass Jackmans Cottage, which dates from the early 1880s and is one of the oldest residential properties in Bundanoon. At the end of the roadway, head towards the fence on your right and follow a bush track that meanders through woodland (look for yellow marks on trees and posts). You’ll often see mobs of kangaroos. Shortly after the track narrows then bears to the left, clamber through a wire fence to a driveway that leads past a water pumping station and into Panorama Rd. Walk up Panorama Rd and turn left into Viewland St, then left into Amos Lane, then left into Railway Ave and back to the station.
Quarry Road Circuit
Time: 1¼ hours. Grade: easy.
Cross the railway line and turn left into Erith St. Continue past the Bundanoon Hotel and at the Hill St roundabout head straight ahead into Bromhall Rd. Continue along Bromhall Rd into Penola St and at the end of Penola St, take a track between houses (to the right of number 14) and go up a bank into Old Wingello Rd. Turn left and then left again into Quarry Rd. Birdwatchers may want to pause here to view the abundant waterbirds usually in residence on the ponds attached to the sewage works. Continue along Quarry Rd, crossing the railway bridge, and turn left into Penrose Rd. Then turn right into Willis St, left into Ross St and right into Penrose Rd again. At the end, turn right into Anzac Pde, then turn left to return to the station.
Time: 1½-2hours. Grade: easy.
Cross the railway line and turn right along Erith St, past the former homes of some of Bundanoon’s pioneer settlers. Continue past Bundanoon Oval and swimming pool until just before a railway bridge. Turn left into the driveway of Corinda Grange (there is a right of way on the left-hand side). Just before the property entrance, turn left onto a path through the bushes, which joins Blue Gum Rd. Continue along Blue Gum Rd, where you’ll often see kangaroos, and turn left into Lynne Cl. At the end, take the path between houses to Lorna Cl. [Birdwatchers may want to detour to Currabunda Wetlands, where a variety of waterbirds can be seen, by turning right and walking along Lorna Close and across Ellsmore Road, before retracing their steps along Lorna Close] Almost directly opposite, take a path down to Jordans Crossing Park. Cross the park and take a path between houses to Bindar Cres. Turn left and follow Bindar Cres to Ellsmore Rd. Turn left to return to the station.
Time: 1½ hours. Grade: medium.
Walk straight ahead from the station into Church St. Go past the Post Office and down Constitution Hill towards Morton National Park. Turn right into Lower Gullies Rd, then right onto a fire trail through attractive bushland. At the end of the trail there is a locked gate. Retrace your steps back to The Gullies Rd, turn left, and then turn left again into the unmade section of The Gullies Rd. At the top, turn left into Church St and return to the station.
A Taste of Morton
Time: 1½-2 hours. Grade: medium.
NB: No dogs allowed as part of the track is through Morton National Park.
Walk straight ahead from the station into Church St. Go past the Post Office and down Constitution Hill towards Morton National Park. Turn left into Riverview Rd and follow the road past the first Morton National Park entrance sign to Dimmocks Creek car park. Turn left along a track signposted to Glow Worm Glen. Head through wooded bushland, where lyrebirds and a number of smaller birds may be spotted, and at the T junction, turn left into a track that leads to William St (or turn right for an optional detour to Glow Worm Glen, bearing in mind that the glow worms are visible only after dark). Head down William St until it reaches Railway Ave, then turn left to return to the station.