Overnight Hikes in NSW

Explore 5 overnight hikes in NSW


  1. Pierces Pass, Blue Mountains National Park

Pierces Pass walk starts at the end of Pierces Pass Road (near Bells Line of Road) descends the walls of Pierces Pass with stunning views, and then moves through dense rainforest and the Grose Valley to Blue Gum Forest. Camp overnight at Acacia Flat and if the weather is warm enough swim in the refreshing Grose River along the way.  16klm walk taking approximately 6 hours each.

Difficulty: medium

Grose River Crossing, Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest, Blue Mountains National Park


  1. Mount Solitary, Blue Mountains National Park

Park at the top of the Golden Staircase at Katoomba in the Blue Mountains and descend approximately 800m to the valley floor and see the Three Sisters from a whole new angle. From there it’s an easy stroll to the Koorowal knife edge, and consider a detour to the Ruined Castle rock formation along the way.

Here is where is will require rock scrambling and sweat and will take most people a solid hour of climbing and rock scrambling across the ridge to reach the summit — but the views every step of the way make it worthwhile. Keep an eye out for arrows to make sure you’re following the right path.

Camp overnight in Chinaman’s Gully, which has cliff overhangs in case of bad weather, and multiple spectacular lookouts. The return trip is a bit easier, right up until you hit those steep Golden Stairs on the way back up. 34klm loop taking approximately 3 days.

Difficulty: Medium/Hard


  1. The Coast Track, Royal National Park

Also known as the Coastal Walk. Loateed in Sydney’s royal National Park,the 26 kilometre track runs from Bundeena to Otford, offering extraordinarily ocean views and the beauty of Royal National Park’s coastline.

Overnight stay at the North Era campground situated approximately 18 kilometres from Bundeena and 8 kilometres from Otford. A camping permit is required and bookings must be made in advance through NPWS.

Difficulty: Moderate

Costal Walk, Royal National Park


  1. Main Range Walk, Kosciuszko National Park

The Main Range Track is a unique trail, as hikers can tailor their adventure to suit their fitness level. The official trail begins at a part of the Snowy River just below Charlotte’s Pass, where visitors then climb through alpine herbfields while passing two spectacular lookouts, Hedley Tarn and Blue Lake.

Those who continue on will climb up to Carruthers Peak for striking uninterrupted views of the Snowy Mountains. An exposed ridge takes hikers across the Main Range and rewards the effort with stunning vistas of Club Lake and Lake Albina. After reaching the Summit Walk, hikers can then set their sights on Mount Kosciuszko’s summit, a challenging yet utterly invigorating experience.

Difficulty: Medium/Hard

Main Range walk, Kosciuszko National Park


  1. Bouddi Ridge Coastal Walk, Bouddi National Park

Located on the Central Coast near Gosford, this overnight walk takes in the majority of the magnificent Bouddi National Park starting from the  Putty Beach camping area and heads along the ridge towards Little Beach.

This circuit walk visits many beaches and views from lookouts before returning to Putty Beach campsite. The second day explores the Box Head and Lobster Beach areas.

The 27-kilometre coastal circuit loop takes 2 days.

Difficulty: Medium/Hard