The Drip (Goulburn River National Park)

2.8km return 1-1.5hr • Grade 3

This popular site is located in the Goulburn River State Conservation Area, on the extreme western boundary of Goulburn River National Park. The walking track follows the Goulburn River to the Great Dripping Wall. Known as The Drip, this towering sandstone cliff face is adorned with weeping grasses and ferns, dripping clear spring water in the river below.

The day use area is a great place to have a picnic with shaded picnic tables by the water. The sandy river bed is a great place for kids to paddle but only when there’s low flows. Be aware the river may rise quickly following rain in the catchment, so watch the kids closely to make sure they’re safe. Check the NPWS website for advice regarding alerts and closures.

The Drip picnic area + walking track is situated 50 km (35 min) north of Mudgee on the Ulan-Cassilis Road (37km from Gulgong) and 10km past the village of Ulan. Look for signposting just north of the Ulan coal mine precinct.

Please note: Parking is located off the Ulan-Cassilis Road in The Drip carpark. Limited parking is available, and there are also spaces for caravans and small buses. Not suitable for large coaches. Ulan-Cassilis Road is a 100km/hr road. Please take care when entering and leaving The Drip carpark. Avoid parking on Ulan-Cassilis Road, as it is very dangerous to cross.

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