Not a lot of trekkers know about the Nattai National Park (let alone this particular trek) but that made it all the more enticing for Kelly and Rob – who explored this beautiful trail recently. To do it yourself, just click this link. Here’s Kelly’s story:
This weekend, my husband Rob and I ventured out to Nattai National Park. I have often looked at it on the map and wondered what it was like, and this was our chance to find out! We drove south from Sydney to Mittagong and then drove 17km along Wombeyan Caves road to a dirt road turnoff that led us out to the park edge.
The track to Bonnum Pic is taped and marked for the first part, but signs warn of the off track walking to come. We found the navigation to the first cliff edge with its views over Burnt Creek valley to be fairly straightforward.
After enjoying morning tea overlooking the Wollondilly River, we continued on, following the cliff edge and looking for cairns on the way. The terrain is a mix of rounded rocks and scrub, and in some parts it was very easy to miss the faint footpads. We did our best to follow others tracks through the scrub, but certainly got our fair share of trail blazing in – with the scratched up legs to prove it.
The view at the end of Bonnum Pic is well worth the effort though, with expansive views of Wanganderry Walls and Lake Burragorang. On the return walk, we surprised a large eagle drinking from one of the small pools of water found on the rocks.
I would recommend this walk to anyone who is comfortable with off track walking and thick pants for scrub protection. Bring plenty of water as it does get quite hot on the exposed rock sections.
Looking forward to exploring Cathedral Rock National Park next weekend!