Budds Mare to Riverside Walking Track

A great walk for those looking for a challenging hike through the heart of the World Heritage-listed Macleay wilderness. Don’t forget your binoculars as Budds Mare to Riverside walking track offers a rare opportunity for wildlife spotting and birdwatching in unspoilt bushland.

Following the track through heathlands and tall gums, keep an eye out for crimson rosellas and brush turkeys. Descending steeply the forest closes in and eucalypts give way to a shaded canopy of sassafrass and coachwood. In the moist cool of the ancient rainforest, you might see the vibrant wompoo fruit dove or noisy pitta. Look for the beautiful rock orchids and coloured funghis as you clamber down the mossy rocks.

At Riverside campground, cool off with a refreshing swim in the crystal waters of Apsley River. Take a break under the shade of the she-oaks while you wait for your pickup or, if you’re hungry for more bushwalking, return the same way.

Nearby events

  1. Walcha Farmers Market

    Saturday 20 October 2018 to Saturday 16 February 2019 , Walcha

    The Walcha Farmers Market is held on the third Saturday of each month (excluding winter). The market includes gourmet and fresh produce, herbs, baked goods, dairy, poultry, condiments, wine, coffee, honey, olive oil, edible by-products, pla…

    20 Oct - 16 Feb
  2. Walcha Mountain Festival

    Saturday 20 October 2018 to Sunday 21 October 2018 , Walcha

    Enjoy the fabulous two day Walcha Mountain Festival and all it has to offer. There is something for everyone. Saturday activities are run in conjunction with the Walcha Farmers Market and Trash n' Treasure Market in the lovely Walcha town…

    20 Oct - 21 Oct
  3. Walcha Golden Gate Campdraft

    Thursday 17 January 2019 to Sunday 20 January 2019 , Walcha

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    17 Jan - 20 Jan