Cycling on tracks and trails is a great way to experience the remarkable diversity of nature and magnificent landscapes found in parks.
There are literally thousands of kilometres of management trails open to cyclists criss-crossing parks in NSW. For the adventurous, exhilarating mountain bike single-track and multi-track experiences are available in certain national parks. For more information on cycling opportunities in the national parks of NSW go to our cycling home page. Please take time to find out about some simple Rules of the trail and safety when cycling in parks before setting out.
Visitors can cycle on any of the park's sign-posted fire or management trails.
Stoney Creek Road
Mountain biking (medium difficulty)
From The Lakes Way this unsealed road winds north through the park to 'the Grandis' and continues west onto the Old Pacific Highway. The Old Pacific Highway is now a quiet road, and although it has some steep sections is an excellent alternative route. The Lakes Way is also steep and winding, but with a regular flow of traffic.
Mining Road fire trail / Old Gibber Road fire trail
Mountain biking (easy, 6 hours )
The former Mining Road was constructed as an access road when the area was being mined for heavy mineral sands like rutile and zircon, before the establishment of Myall Lakes National Park.
Today, the Mining Road trail joins with the Old Gibber trail to make a popular day or overnight ride within the park. The trail starts at Seal Rocks Road, travelling along the former Mining Road for 10km through coastal forest to a swampy area that is known as ‘The Moors’. If you're riding in spring you'll see stunning wildflowers and you're bound to see lots of birds. It then joins up with the Old Gibber trail for another 10km. The ride finishes at Mungo Brush Road, but you could start at either end.
Mungo walking track
- 21km each way (one-way route)
Walking (medium difficulty, 10 hours each way)
Fascinating Mungo walking track, in Myall Lakes National Park, is a feast for the body, mind, and senses. A delightful collection of walks combine to create this absorbing track from Hawks Nest to Mungo Brush campground on the shores of Bombah Broadwater. It’s a long yet easy walk, taking in some important Aboriginal and post-colonial heritage sites, landforms, and diverse vegetation.
Meandering along old sand dunes on historic mining routes, you’ll pass a part of the track between Dark Point Aboriginal Place and Brambles Green campground which is known for its splendid display of colourful wildflowers. Following Myall River along Tamboi walking track, you’ll arrive at historic Tamboi village.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can do it all in one day, or else break it into smaller sections, savour the delights and camp overnight. Alternatively, it’s a great track for mountain biking with a refreshing lake swim at Mungo Brush to round off your cycle.
Plant communities: heathlands, dry eucalypt forests
shown on Along the Myall River map
Cycling: events and activities
Higher Ground Group
As one of Australia's leading outdoor education providers, Higher Ground specialises in the development of individually customised, curriculum integrated, sequential programs with dynamic, high quality delivery.
We offer a large range of programming options from centre-based to full expedition experiences in a host of locations throughout NSW and QLD. We have the ability to provide an option to cater to every group's programming and budgetary requirements.
More info: Higher Ground Group, Phone: 1300 093 316