Dalrymple Gap short walk to historic bridge (northern access)
- Journey type
- 4.4km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
- Time suggested
- Allow 2.5hr
- Grade 4 walking track
- Conventional vehicle
This walk starts at the northern end of the Dalrymple Gap walking track at the Damper Creek car park. Take this steep track to the historic stone-pitched bridge near the top of Dalrymple Gap, before returning the same way.
- Read more about the nature, culture and history of the track.
Getting there and getting around
The Dalrymple Gap walking track can be accessed by conventional vehicle from both the northern and southern sides of the Cardwell Range.
Turn west off the Bruce Highway at the Dalrymple Gap walking track sign, 13km south of Cardwell near Damper Creek crossing. From here it is 1km on an unsealed road to the car park.
Logging trucks use the access roads to Broadwater and the southern end of the Dalrymple Gap walking track. To reduce the risk of collision, a 3km section of the road between the Dalrymple Gap walking track and Broadwater has been designated for one-way traffic (east to west) only. Please use caution when travelling in this area and obey all signs. Sudden flooding during the wet season (December to April), or during or after times of heavy rain, can close access roads and the walking track. Contact the RACQ to enquire about local road conditions. Weather forecasts are available from the Bureau of Meteorology.
The Dalrymple Gap short walk to historic bridge (northern access) is not wheelchair accessible.
Before you visit
The Dalrymple Gap short walk to historic bridge (northern access) in Girringun National Park is generally accessible from May to October. During the wet season (December to April) the road into the park may be inaccessible. Contact the RACQ to enquire about local road conditions.
For your safety, walk in daylight hours only.
For more safety information see Visiting Dalrymple Gap safely and Walk with care.