(0km) Glasson’s Car Park → Glasson’s crossing
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the wide management trail away from the water tank and gently down the hill, keeping the valley to the left. The trail meanders through the bush for about 300m, rounding a wide sweeping right-hand bend – during this bend, the walk comes to a rocky outcrop with a view into the valley (on the left). From here, the walk continues around the bend and up the hill. As the walk enters a more lush section of forest, the trail becomes narrower for a while. The trail then begins to climb again as it widens back out, before coming to a locked gate and road. The walk crosses the road, coming to a small clearing on the other side.
(0.97km) Glasson’s crossing → Bottom of Overflow car park
Glasson’s Trail Picnic Area
(1.46km) Bottom of Overflow car park → Mudbrick building car park
Veer left: From the top of the car park, this walk follows the ‘Glassons Trail – Honemans Rock picnic area’ sign up the stone steps. The track follows the footpath for a short time before coming to a large clearing and another ‘Glassons Trail’ sign pointing back down to the car park. From here, the walk heads across the grassy area, bending to the right around the rock to come to the end of Honeman’s rock (on the left) and a gate (on the right) (just in view of the mud brick building).
Continue straight: From Honeman’s rock, this walk heads up the hill over the grassy clearing to the front of the mud brick building and the car park on the right.
Mud Brick Building
Honeman’s Rock picnic area
(1.7km) Mudbrick building car park → Kanning Walk gate
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the ‘One Way’ road sign away from the picnic area and along the road. Almost immediately, there is a locked gate and the ‘Kanning Walk’ sign (on the left).
(1.79km) Kanning Walk gate → Cave
Kanning Walk Cave
(2.16km) Cave → Int of Kanning and Yanina walks
(2.38km) Int of Kanning and Yanina walks → Int of Nyari and Colin Watters lookout trails
(3.13km) Int of Nyari and Colin Watters lookout trails → Tower clearing
(3.27km) Tower clearing → Colin Watters Lookout
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads east, directly away from the tower along the management trail, towards the sheltered information board. Soon after passing the information sign (and the shortcut track on the right), this walk continues down the trail to the fenced and signposted ‘Colin Watters Lookout’.
Colin Watters Lookout
(3.42km) Colin Watters Lookout → Sandringham Track clearing
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads north-east away from the tower (keeping it behind and to the left), moving towards the rocky outcrop. The track passes the rocks and continues along the flat section to a larger rocky outcrop. Here, the walk keeps the rocks to the left, following the track between the gums and grass trees, with filtered views to the right. Keeping near the top of the ridge, the track continues down past the rock to a small clearing and intersection with a management trail.
(3.71km) Sandringham Track clearing → Sandringham intersection
(4.39km) Sandringham intersection → End of Sandringham Cl
Maps for the Kincumber to Terrigal (via Glasson’s Trl) walkYou can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
|Gosford||1:25 000 Map Series||91312S GOSFORD||NSW-91312S|
|Gosford||1:100 000 Map Series||9131 GOSFORD||9131|
Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001
Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
|AS 2156.1||Gradient||Very steep (4/6)|
|Quality of track||Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)|
|Signs||Minimal directional signs (4/6)|
|Experience Required||Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)|
|Weather||Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)|
|Infrastructure||Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)|
Some more details of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk
2.7km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 860m is very steep. Whilst another 780m has short steep hills and the remaining 140m is flat with no steps.
Quality of track
2.6km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 1.6km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (270m) follows a smooth and hardened path.
3.4km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 940m has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (170m) has minimal directional signs.
3.4km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 940m requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (170m) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 4.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
This whole walk, 4.5km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
This short walk follows a clear track to a large sandstone cave on the Kanning Walk. From the Honeman’s Picnic Area, follow Kanning Walk through the bush and along the side of a long rock wall. There are several caves along the way, the main one being quiet large and tucked behind some large boulders. The cave provides a cool spot on hot days. After admiring the cave, walk back the same way, passing some large angophora trees.
Total climbing: 34m
922 m Return
The Ridge Trail loop is a short walk starting from Honeman’s Picnic Area and follows the signposted Ridge Trail until finding Split Rock management trail. Here, you turn sharply right to head back to the picnic area along this wider trail. There are limited views along this walk, but it still makes for a nice stroll through the bush.
Total climbing: 48m
962 m Circuit
This lovely walk is a great way to explore the bushland at the top of Kincumber Mountain. From near the main picnic area, you follow a clear track before walking along the base of a long rock wall. There are a few sandstone caves, the main one mentioned in the notes is quite large, and a nice cool spot on a hot day. This walk then heads past the cave to loop back to the start via the Yanina Walk management trail. There are good wildflower displays in spring and summer.
Total climbing: 38m
1.3 km Circuit
Glasson’s Trail starts near the main entrance to Kincumber Mountain Reserve and follows a series of management trails and tracks up to the main picnic area. The walk offers a great way to explore the diverse vegetation and visiting some interesting rock formations. The walk is signposted and crosses the road a few times before coming across a single picnic table near the end of the walk. The walk finishes at the more popular picnic area at Honeman’s Rock.
Total climbing: 158m
1.7 km One way
This walk starts from Terrigal suburbia and leads up through the dry bush to the wonderful views at Colin Watters Lookout. On the way, you pass some large boulders scattered with red gums and grass trees. At the top, you will be greeted with good views over Avoca, and a picnic table encouraging you to soak up the view.
Total climbing: 149m
2.2 km Return
1 hr 15 mins
Starting from Sandringham Close, this walk follows the Sandringham Track up the hill to the views from Colin Watters Lookout. After enjoying the views, you walk past the tower to the other side of the hill to the much less spectacular Nyari Lookout. From here, you follow a wide management trail down the hill, back to the start of the walk. An enjoyable circuit walk for those who do not mind hills, worthwhile for the views from Colin Watters Lookout.
Total climbing: 201m
2.9 km Circuit
1 hr 30 mins
Yanina Walk is a gentle walk, exploring one of the ridges at the top of Kincumber Mountain. The walk follows a wide management trail from the main Honemans Picnic area, leading to the good views of Colin Watters Lookout. The notes describe a side trip to Nyari Lookout, but the views are very limited. The view from Colin Watters Lookout is arguably the best in the park, extending down Picketts Valley to Avoca Lake and Beach. There is a picnic table at the lookout, encouraging a snack before returning to the start.
Total climbing: 55m
3.2 km Return
1 hr 15 mins
Other Nearby walks
Sid Pulsford Walk explores the ridge top of Kincumber Mountain, from Honeman’s Rock to Green Point. The walk mostly follows wide management trails. Halfway along the walk, you will find the By-Pass lookout and rest area, providing good views and a great place to rest. The walk leads past the water reservoir above Green Point, then down the driveway to the end of Beatties Rd.
Total climbing: 118m
4.1 km One way
1 hr 45 mins
This short and fairly flat walk starts from the popular Honeman’s picnic area and follows the Sid Pulsford Walking Track, then another trail to Warriwarri Lookout. The lookout is overgrown and provides no real view. A short distance beyond the signposted lookout is a rocky outcrop that provides some filtered views of the district. A nice walk through the dry ridge top forest, just don’t expect grand views.
Total climbing: 34m
1.5 km Return
Starting on Bembooka Rd in Erina, this walk heads up the narrow Warri Warri track to Honeman’s picnic area. You will visit the overgrown Warriwarri Lookout about halfway along this walk, but do not expect grand views! From the lookout, the walk follows wider trails along the much flatter ridge top to the popular Honeman’s Lookout.
Total climbing: 147m
1.5 km One way
A great walk through some beautiful pockets of rainforest in the Rumbalara Reserve. Parts of the track are quite steep, although the well-formed track with plenty of steps makes the walking easier. As well as the beautiful rainforest scenery, this walk includes some glimpses into an old quarry at Cappers Gully and an optional side trip to one of the Rumbalara bronze sculptures. Plenty of variety and a beautiful walk.
Total climbing: 192m
3 km Return
1 hr 30 mins
An extended version of the Rumbalara Reserve Rainforest Walk. After walking through some beautiful pockets of rainforest, this walk continues to the upper section of the reserve, enjoying some great views across Gosford and the surrounding areas. The sheer variety in the vegetation from the start of this walk to the end makes it even more interesting. Parts of the track are quite steep, although the well-formed track with plenty of steps makes the walking easier. This walk also takes you past three of the four Rumbalara bronze sculptures. Plenty of variety and a beautiful walk. Note that the entrance gate on Dolly Ave, for the upper section of Rumbalara, is locked at 8pm each evening.
Total climbing: 196m
2.2 km One way
991 m One way
A very nice loop walk in the lower part of the Rumbalara Reserve, Gosford. The walk includes a section of road but spends most time in very nice forest scenery, including pockets of the beautiful rainforest in the reserve. This walk has substantially fewer steps than some of the other walks in the reserve and is a great way to see some of the beautiful scenery in Rumbalara.
Total climbing: 76m
1.7 km Circuit
A great walk with some spectacular views and nice forest scenery in the Rumbalara Reserve, near Gosford. The tracks are well formed and signposted, and there are plenty of facilities in the reserve, including free electric BBQs. This walk is very accessible from Gosford and a great way to enjoy some of the wonderful scenery and views of the area. Note that the entrance gate on Dolly Ave, for the upper section of Rumbalara, is locked at 8pm each evening.
Total climbing: 88m
1.6 km Circuit
A great circuit walk, covering two of the popular walking tracks and some of the great sights in the upper section of the Rumbalara Reserve. You will enjoy some really nice forest walking and fantastic views across various parts of Gosford and the surrounding areas. Note that the entrance gate on Dolly Ave, for the upper section of Rumbalara, is locked at 8pm each evening.
Total climbing: 107m
2.1 km Circuit
A great circuit walk, covering most of the walking tracks and sights in the upper section of the Rumbalara Reserve. There is some really nice forest walking and plenty of spots along the way offer fantastic views across various parts of Gosford and the surrounding areas. Note that the entrance gate on Dolly Ave, for the upper section of Rumbalara, is locked at 8pm each evening.
Total climbing: 176m
3.3 km Circuit
1 hr 30 mins
At the time of writing, some or all of the southern leg of the Red Gum Track was closed. The walk described here returns along the road instead. Despite these changes, this is still a worthwhile walk with some nice scenery along the way. Wannagan Lookout has some great views over North Gosford and surrounds. Note that the entrance gate on Dolly Ave, for the upper section of Rumbalara, is locked at 8pm each evening.
Total climbing: 81m
1.4 km Circuit
An excellent walk, crossing the Rumbalara Reserve and covering plenty of the scenic highlights of the reserve. This walk goes through beautiful pockets of rainforest as well as the drier ridgetop forest, showcasing the great variety of scenery in Rumbalara. There is some steep walking along the way, though the well-formed tracks and steps along much of the walk makes the going easier. The descent to Tottenham Pl is on a less well-defined track.
Total climbing: 228m
3 km One way
1 hr 30 mins
Fire DangerEach park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.
Weather ForestThis walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.
Park Information & Alerts
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* KML (google earth file)
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Special Maps/ brochures
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* PDF with Lands Topo map base
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