Mitchell River Walking Track

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Mitchell River Walking Track

Mitchell River Walking Track
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From river to gorge top, the semi-remote Mitchell River Walking Track follows the west bank of the river downstream from Angusvale through the Den of Nargun gorge, which is lined with remnants of temperate rainforest.
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sareeb
victoria5 contributions
Great family adventure
Aug 2020 • Family
We did the loop walk with a 3yo & 5yo it was very narrow, slippery & steep in some sections 5yo walked the whole way 3 yo had 2 short stints being carried, took us 2.5 hours with several photo & rest stops along the way.
We took the track to the right & went to the lookout first then around the loop, the walk from the Den back up to the car park is very very steep & narrow like a goat track in some spots.
It was a nice low 20’s degree day wouldn’t want to do it on a really hot day however down at the Den & at other parts of the track it was beautiful & cool. If doing the loop make sure you take water & some snacks especially with kids as our needed a few fuel stops.
Definitely worth the walk & if there’s been a bit of rain the water will be flowing well.
Written 30 August 2020
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Karen Y
Melbourne, Australia385 contributions
Den of Nargun - very unique and mysterious looking
Mar 2019 • Family
This is a review of the Den of Nargun walk. This walk is extremely well sign-posted and easy to find. The track is rocky and rather steep, but does not take that long to reach the den, and is suitable to anyone of moderate fitness (good shoes recommended). The views are extremely impressive, and the scenery changes and gets more 'mysterious' further down the track. Suited to and will be interesting for older kids. There was a fair bit of water in front of the den when we visited and it is pretty unique scenery for this part of Australia. Highly recommended if you are visiting the Mitchell River area.
Written 13 March 2019
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Nhu Huynh
Melbourne, Australia278 contributions
Another day, another find!
Oct 2018 • Friends
Please wear sturdy shoes as the track is steep, rocky and uneven. May require moderate fitness level and I would not recommend the track to the Den for small kids. Having that said, the view is rewarding from atop to river downstream. Winter would be the best time to explore this area especially if you wanna to check out the water fall at the Den. There was no water when I visited. Oh, be warned of the drumlike sound from cicadas. Such an incredible loud sound that can be made from such a small insect.
Written 6 November 2018
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Jen B
Melbourne, Australia19 contributions
Lovely circuit walk in Mitchell River National Park
Nov 2017 • Friends
This is a beautiful walk to the lookout and Den of Nargun, probably best walked anticlockwise due to the gradient. You do need to wear walking shoes as it is rocky. The birdlife was impressive, especially as we were there after a good rain. We were treated to a wombat strolling along in the late morning - most unexpected.
Written 21 November 2017
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Lorrie S
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A long drive out to be disappointed.
Sep 2017 • Family
We ventured out to see the Den on our way home from Bairnsdale. The drive wasn't too bad and signs were easy to follow.
We arrived at the Den on Nargun picnic area and tried to find information on paths, walks etc...
We found a small printed map with minimal detail on tracks which stated the loop was 1.5 km long and would take 3 hours.
With time permitting we decided to follow the Den of Nargun track to the left. A very steep path lead us to a rocky step path and the edge of a very steep drop and a makeshift bench. My son who is extremely fit lead the way down this rocky, unstable path which seemed to got steeper, narrower and dangerous. It was then I decided that the risk of injury was not worth continuing and we trekked back to the steep path back to the car park.
Signs really didn't show much information, no real maps, guidelines etc....
With all these images I am extremely disappointed that it was inaccessible for us to access.
I recommend experience trekkers to follow this path and definitely wouldn't be taking children on it.
Much more detail is required including a large information map with times, kms, fitness requirements and risks.
Written 27 September 2017
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Adie K
Melbourne, Australia622 contributions
Excellent detour from Bairnsdale
Jun 2017 • Business
On the way to Bairnsdale,I detoured at a sign showing Den of Nargun.
It took approximately 30 minutes to get to the carport.
The walk is medium in difficulty, but it's well worth it, the little pool is so beautiful to see,as it's tranquil and serene.
You can see why it was sacred to the Koori people.
Written 28 June 2017
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gregory667
Melbourne, Australia79 contributions
Deadlock Den
Sep 2016 • Family
There's a parks victoria brochure on mitchell river national park you can download. The 5km walk takes in the Den of Nargun and Deadcock Den. The latter is absolutely beautiful. Like the Kimberley, aboriginal sacred sight. There was nobody there when we visited. Magic.
Written 22 September 2016
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Denis C
Melbourne, Australia2,200 contributions
Mitchell River National Park - Den of Nargun
May 2016 • Couples
If you are in the Bairnsdale area this is certainly a spot you should consider if you have a spare couple of hours and a good sense of adventure. The Den of Nargun is accessed from a National Parks picnic area, but beyond that thing become a bit nervy. The steep and rugged access track down into the deep gorge of the Den of Nargun is not to be taken lightly. The trail is very uneven, lined with irregular granite rocks and drops alarmingly away to the gully below. The Den is an Aboriginal heritage site, having been used by Aboriginal women in days gone by for 'secret women's business'. Once you have reached the bottom (about a 20 minute descent), the gully leading to the Den is heavily vegetated and has an aura of mystic events. The Den of Nargun itself is a rock cavern with a large rock pool at its entrance. It is truely a mystical place and makes the effort of descending and ascending the somewhat treacherous trail worth the effort. Do not attempt if you are unstable on your feet or concerned about heights, etc. Sound footwear is essential, and I wouldn't try the ascent in wet weather as the rocks would not provide very secure footing. Allow about 2 hours from the time you leave Bairnsdale (look for the brown tourism signpost on the highway to the Den of Nargun) for the drive out, the time at the Den and return to Bairnsdale. Toilets and picnic facilities are available at the site above the walk.
Written 29 May 2016
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