The Budawangs Range in Morton National Park offers some of the NSW’s best hiking, and Byangee Walls is one of the classic day walks. There are spectacular sections as you walk along the base of the walls, and also under the most significant landmark in the area, the Castle. (Climbing the Castle is an even more spectacular walk, partially because of the views of Byangee Mountain itself, which is very attractive from above). The views from the top are extensive, and include nearby Pigeon House Mountain, the Clyde Valley, and looking up at the 840m high Castle.
Track notes at the end.
Byangee Walls Track: The Scenery
My old phone camera struggled shooting into the sun, so a number of these shots have glare and lens flare all over them. Nevertheless, I decided not to give in to vanity over the quality of my photos, and included some of the glary ones, because the views were nice and you should see the scenery.
There are notes in two books we own – Take a Walk in Southern NSW & the ACT and Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of The Shoalhaven, and you can find notes online at Beyond Tracks. You ascend the walls close to the north-western end of the mesa, and can walk along the tops to the far end, although we didn’t leave enough time for that on the day we did it. A long enough walk regardless, and there is one section where you’ll probably need to use the fixed rope, unless you are up for a spot of bouldering.
2 thoughts on “Byangee Walls Track, Morton National Park, NSW”
I’m looking to climb this solo and was wondering if its doable and whether or not I need to take extra rope with me?
Hi there. I walked this route quite some time ago but I remember there was just one spot where a rope was very helpful (necessary for us at the time, but a competent climber could get up without) and there was a very thick one already in place. It’s just a boulder you have to get over so there isn’t really much exposure, however I guess if you fell by yourself then that could be bad. If the rope is still there then you should be okay.