Red Koi Reviews

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The Box Vale Track, Mittagong

Posted by redkoireviews on 21/06/2007

Box Vale TrackOn our holiday to the Southern Highlands, we also did this bushwalk. As we set out, it started to rain. However we pressed on and it was well worth it. The track is in Mount Alexandra Reserve near Mittagong. It follows an on rail line built to mine coal, and as a consequence there are very few stairs and almost no hills.

The rail lines where all pulled up and removed when the mine shut down in 1896, and in that time there has been plenty of regrowth so it feels lovely and bushy again. However the fact that it’s an old rail creates some novel features. There are several cuttings that have created corridors of ferns, and a tunnel. At the end of the route there’s a great view of the valley.

All in all this is a great walk that you might otherwise miss because it’s not in a national park.

My Rating: 3 stars

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