Alternative Overnight Hikes In Sydney

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Written By Jay Clatworthy

Off Grid Camping contributor.

If you are looking for some overnight hiking ideas around Sydney, this post outlines three options you can consider.

1. Glenbrook and the Blue Labyrinth | 13km

Euroka campground is unsurprisingly booked out for the weekend, but there are some fantastic remote-camping options available within this part of the National Park. There is a well-written blog by Hiking the World, that goes into great detail about one overnight option from Falconbridge to Glenbrook.

Bushwalking NSW also has some great trip notes on another hike around Erskine Creek, which has various campgrounds to choose from. It’s only 13km, so a very short 2-day hike, but a great chance to still get out bush this weekend.

2. The Great North Walk – Pindar Cave | 13km (one way)

Have you ever heard of Pindar Cave? It’s an awesome sandstone overhang located in the Brisbane Water National Park. You’ll have to use public transport to complete this one, but it does mean you’ll get to visit the extremely unique Wondabyne Station, the only station in Australia with no road access!

Check out the Wild Walk track notes and remember, log your trip with the NSW Parks and Wildlife.

3. Russells Needles – Nattai National Park | 30km (hard)

This one is for experienced hikers only, as it’s a hard and very remote walk through Nattai National Park. But if you’re up for the challenge, and looking for a solid overnight adventure, then have a read-over some trip notes to plan your hike.

You can set up camp right beside the Nattai River, and climb the impressive sandstone needle for sweeping valley views!

Final notes

Before heading out, please ensure you are 100% prepared for the conditions, have a comprehensive first aid kit and PLB (hire a PLB for free) and register your walk with NSW Parks and Wildlife!