Monkey Face Cliff Walk

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30 mins

406 m Return


65 m

Hard track

This short but steep walk to the base of an attractive cliff is worthwhile. The walk travels through open forest with gum trees and Xanthorhoea trees to eventually follow timber steps steeply to the base of the Monkey Face cliff. This cliff is used by rock climbers and abseiling parties, so be aware that people may be above you. Spend some time exploring the base of cliff before returning the same way.

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Maps for the Monkey Face Cliff Walk walk

You 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.

Morisset 1:25 000 Map Series 91311N MORISSET NSW-91311N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Monkey Face Cliff Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Monkey Face Cliff Walk

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.

Length 406 m
Time 30 mins
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

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 Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

This whole walk, 200m is very steep.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 200m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

This whole walk, 200m has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 200m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 200m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 200m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Monkey Face Cliff Walk walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Monkey Face Cliff Walk walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Monkey Face Cliff Walk walk starts and ends at the Bangalow camping ground (gps: -33.016511, 151.42556)
Your main transport option to Bangalow camping ground is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each 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 Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



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There are other downloads I am still working on.
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Abbotts Falls Walking Track

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3 hrs

7.3 km Circuit


329 m

Hard track

This circuit takes you through both dry and moist forest, using a combination of walking trails and wider tracks. The side trip to the dammed pool is recommended, to see the deep Aboriginal carved grooves by the pool. This walk travels through open forest with wild flowers (in season) to descend into a moist rainforest environment near Abbotts Falls. This is great place to cool off on a hot summer’s day.

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Maps for the Abbotts Falls Walking Track walk

You 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.

Morisset 1:25 000 Map Series 91311N MORISSET NSW-91311N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Abbotts Falls Walking Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Abbotts Falls Walking Track

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.

Length 7.3 km
Time 3 hrs
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

4.4km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 2.5km has short steep hills. The remaining (400m) is very steep.

Quality of track

4.3km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 2km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (1km) follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs

Around 6km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 1.7km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

5km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 2.3km requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (30m) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

4.5km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 2.8km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (30m) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Abbotts Falls Walking Track walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Abbotts Falls Walking Track walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Abbotts Falls Walking Track walk starts and ends at the Pines Camping Area (gps: -33.062918, 151.33661)
Your main transport option to Pines Camping Area is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each 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 Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

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There are other downloads I am still working on.
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Happy walking
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Moss Wall Walk

And Walk






15 mins

516 m Return


22 m

Moderate track

A gentle walk past the Boarding House dam and through moist rainforest to a long straight moss covered wall. Spend some time exploring the creek and pools beside the moss wall before retracing your steps back to the Boarding House dam picnic area and car park. A cool sheltered spot to relax, particularly on a hot summer day.

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Maps for the Moss Wall Walk walk

You 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.

Quorrobolong 1:25 000 Map Series 91322S QUORROBOLONG NSW-91322S
Morisset 1:25 000 Map Series 91311N MORISSET NSW-91311N
Cessnock 1:50 000 Map Series 91322 CESSNOCK CW-91322
Cessnock 1:100 000 Map Series 9132 CESSNOCK 9132
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Moss Wall Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Moss Wall Walk

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.

Length 516 m
Time 15 mins
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
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

Gradient

This whole walk, 260m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 160m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 100m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 160m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 100m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 160m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 100m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 260m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 260m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Moss Wall Walk walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Moss Wall Walk walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Moss Wall Walk walk starts and ends at the Boarding House Dam Picnic Area (gps: -32.9985, 151.40554)
Your main transport option to Boarding House Dam Picnic Area is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each 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 Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



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There are other downloads I am still working on.
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* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






Watagan Headquarters to Heaton Lookout

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4 hrs

8.1 km One way


571 m

Hard track

This scenic walk includes dramatic lookouts and time spent in moist cool forest. The walk initially travels on dirt road past Hunter and MacLean’s Lookout, before descending into the Wallis Creek catchment. Here the walk traverses underneath many cliffs before crossing Wallis Creek and arriving at Heaton Lookout. A recommended walk with car access either end.

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Maps for the Watagan Headquarters to Heaton Lookout walk

You 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.

Quorrobolong 1:25 000 Map Series 91322S QUORROBOLONG NSW-91322S
Cessnock 1:50 000 Map Series 91322 CESSNOCK CW-91322
Cessnock 1:100 000 Map Series 9132 CESSNOCK 9132

Cross sectional view of the Watagan Headquarters to Heaton Lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Watagan Headquarters to Heaton Lookout

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.

Length 8.1 km
Time 4 hrs
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

3.6km of this walk is very steep and another 2.7km has short steep hills. The remaining (1.8km) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

3.2km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 2.8km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (2.1km) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 4.4km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 3.7km has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

3km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience and another 2.6km requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience. The remaining (2.6km) requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 6km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1.7km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 3.9km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (270m) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Watagan Headquarters to Heaton Lookout walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Watagan Headquarters to Heaton Lookout walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Watagan Headquarters to Heaton Lookout walk starts at the Forestry H.Q campsite (gps: -32.9756, 151.4117)
Your main transport option to Forestry H.Q campsite is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Watagan Headquarters to Heaton Lookout ends at the Int of GNW track and Heaton Lookout (gps: -32.983668, 151.45483)
Your main transport option to Int of GNW track and Heaton Lookout is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each 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 Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






Mt Sugarloaf Summit

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30 mins

534 m Return


48 m

Moderate track

This summit walk to Mt Sugarloaf offers fabulous 360 degree views and is highly recommended. This short but steep walk follows a wide trail, which narrows to become fenced steps directly to the summit. From the summit, you can see across the surrounding plains, with the views of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the ocean which are quite spectacular. This walk is often enjoyed by families and children and is highly recommended.

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Maps for the Mt Sugarloaf Summit walk

You 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.

Wallsend 1:25 000 Map Series 92323S WALLSEND NSW-92323S
Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 NEWCASTLE 9232

Cross sectional view of the Mt Sugarloaf Summit bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Mt Sugarloaf Summit

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.

Length 534 m
Time 30 mins
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
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

Gradient

Around 190m of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 80m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 270m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

This whole walk, 270m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 270m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 270m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 270m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Mt Sugarloaf Summit walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Mt Sugarloaf Summit walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Mt Sugarloaf Summit walk starts and ends at the Mt Sugarloaf Carpark (gps: -32.890649, 151.53942)
Your main transport option to Mt Sugarloaf Carpark is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each 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 Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
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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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I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






Cedar Brush to Basin Campsite

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4 hrs 30 mins

9.7 km One way


590 m

Hard track

This section of the Great North Walk makes a good walk to a comfortable campsite, with the section along the Lyrebird Trail by the Wollombi Brook being particularly recommended. From the Cedar Brush track head, the walk winds up into the Olney State Forest through bushland (crossing over two moist gullies). Once most of your height is gained, this walk follows unsealed road before dropping down into the Wollombi Brook gully. From here, the walk follows bush tracks along Lyrebird Trail and to the Basin Campsite.

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Maps for the Cedar Brush to Basin Campsite walk

You 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.

Murrays Run 1:25 000 Map Series 91314N MURRAYS RUN NSW-91314N
Dooralong 1:25 000 Map Series 91311S DOORALONG NSW-91311S
Morisset 1:25 000 Map Series 91311N MORISSET NSW-91311N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Cedar Brush to Basin Campsite bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Cedar Brush to Basin Campsite

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.

Length 9.7 km
Time 4 hrs 30 mins
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

3.7km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 3.1km has short steep hills. The remaining (2.9km) is very steep.

Quality of track

Around 5km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 4.2km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 9km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 370m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 4.9km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 4.8km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 10km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

8km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 910m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (340m) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Cedar Brush to Basin Campsite walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Cedar Brush to Basin Campsite walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Cedar Brush to Basin Campsite walk starts at the Cedar Brush Track Head (gps: -33.1427, 151.25619)
Your main transport option to Cedar Brush Track Head is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Cedar Brush to Basin Campsite ends at the Basin Campsite (gps: -33.104008, 151.23088)
Your main transport option to Basin Campsite is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each 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 Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






Boarding House Dam Circuit

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30 mins

718 m Circuit


36 m

Moderate track

This a cool walk on a on a hot day. Take your time exploring the rock formations along the creek, before finding the moss wall. Walk alongside the moss wall to its end, and then follow a track through moist rainforest back to the dam. A pleasant relaxed walk starting and finishing from the Boarding House Dam picnic area.

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Maps for the Boarding House Dam Circuit walk

You 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.

Quorrobolong 1:25 000 Map Series 91322S QUORROBOLONG NSW-91322S
Morisset 1:25 000 Map Series 91311N MORISSET NSW-91311N
Cessnock 1:50 000 Map Series 91322 CESSNOCK CW-91322
Cessnock 1:100 000 Map Series 9132 CESSNOCK 9132
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Boarding House Dam Circuit bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Boarding House Dam Circuit

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.

Length 718 m
Time 30 mins
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

This whole walk, 720m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 520m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 200m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 560m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 160m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 560m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 160m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 720m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 360m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 360m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Boarding House Dam Circuit walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Boarding House Dam Circuit walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Boarding House Dam Circuit walk starts and ends at the Boarding House Dam Picnic Area (gps: -32.9985, 151.40554)
Your main transport option to Boarding House Dam Picnic Area is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each 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 Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/bhdl

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
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* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






Basin campsite to Watagan Valley

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6 hrs

13 km One way


784 m

Hard track

This varied walk travels north through the Watagans. Leaving the Basin campsite behind, the walk traverses the Wollombi Brook via the Lyrebird trail. The Wollombi Brook Pool is a great spot to stop (and take a swim) on a hot day. From the pool, the walk climbs into the Warrawolong Flora Reserve using a combination of bush tracks and dirt roads. Along the way, a side trip to Mt Warrawolong offers views on the way to the highest point in the area. This walk finishes by descending into the beautiful Watagan Valley.

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Maps for the Basin campsite to Watagan Valley walk

You 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.

Murrays Run 1:25 000 Map Series 91314N MURRAYS RUN NSW-91314N
Morisset 1:25 000 Map Series 91311N MORISSET NSW-91311N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Basin campsite to Watagan Valley bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Basin campsite to Watagan Valley

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.

Length 13 km
Time 6 hrs
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

8km of this walk has short steep hills and another 3.5km is very steep. The remaining (1.8km) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 8km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 5km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 13km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 280m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

12km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience and another 930m requires no previous bushwalking experience. The remaining (280m) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 13km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

11km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 1.4km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (930m) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Basin campsite to Watagan Valley walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Basin campsite to Watagan Valley walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Basin campsite to Watagan Valley walk starts at the Basin Campsite (gps: -33.104008, 151.23088)
Your main transport option to Basin Campsite is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Basin campsite to Watagan Valley ends at the Int of GNW track & Watagan Creek Road(southside) (gps: -33.028602, 151.27391)
Your main transport option to Int of GNW track & Watagan Creek Road(southside) is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each 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 Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/bctwv

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






Mt Sugarloaf Red Track

Download & Print Map and Notes




1 Hr

800 m Circuit


43 m

Moderate track

A must do if you’re in the area, this walk travels through particularly attractive forest as it circumnavigates the summit of Mt Sugarloaf. The side trip to the summit of Mt Sugarloaf would best be done first, followed by a leisurely walk along the track. There are many picnic options, either during or at the end of walk. Enjoy the views and attractive forest on this walk.

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Maps for the Mt Sugarloaf Red Track walk

You 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.

Wallsend 1:25 000 Map Series 92323S WALLSEND NSW-92323S
Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 NEWCASTLE 9232

Cross sectional view of the Mt Sugarloaf Red Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Mt Sugarloaf Red Track

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.

Length 800 m
Time 1 Hr
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

Around 700m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 100m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

Around 620m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 180m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 720m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 80m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 800m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 800m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 720m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 80m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Mt Sugarloaf Red Track walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Mt Sugarloaf Red Track walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Mt Sugarloaf Red Track walk starts and ends at the Mt Sugarloaf Carpark (gps: -32.890649, 151.53942)
Your main transport option to Mt Sugarloaf Carpark is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each 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 Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/msrt

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂






Flat Rock to Congewai Valley East Track Head

Download & Print Map and Notes




5 hrs

13.8 km One way


336 m

Hard track

Starting from the grand views of Flat Rock Lookout high on the range, you will walk down into the Congewai Valley below. On the first section of this walk, you will explore a little used dirt road to the Congewai Communication Tower. From here you follow a series of tracks that wind down, steeply in places, through the tall open forest with a scattering of grass trees to the bottom of the range. Now the walk guides you through open farmland before following Congewai Road along main valley to the trackhead near Brown Muir Farm.

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Maps for the Flat Rock to Congewai Valley East Track Head walk

You 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.

Wollombi 1:25 000 Map Series 91323S WOLLOMBI NSW-91323S
Quorrobolong 1:25 000 Map Series 91322S QUORROBOLONG NSW-91322S
Murrays Run 1:25 000 Map Series 91314N MURRAYS RUN NSW-91314N
Morisset 1:25 000 Map Series 91311N MORISSET NSW-91311N
Wollombi 1:50 000 Map Series 91323 WOLLOMBI CW-91323
Cessnock 1:50 000 Map Series 91322 CESSNOCK CW-91322
Cessnock 1:100 000 Map Series 9132 CESSNOCK 9132
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Flat Rock to Congewai Valley East Track Head bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Flat Rock to Congewai Valley East Track Head

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.

Length 13.8 km
Time 5 hrs
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

5km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 4.9km has short steep hills. The remaining (3.7km) is very steep.

Quality of track

6km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 4km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (3.7km) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

Around 9km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 5km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 10km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 3.7km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 14km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 10km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 4km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Flat Rock to Congewai Valley East Track Head walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Flat Rock to Congewai Valley East Track Head walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Flat Rock to Congewai Valley East Track Head walk starts at the Flat Rock Lookout (gps: -33.003019, 151.27147)
Your main transport option to Flat Rock Lookout is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Flat Rock to Congewai Valley East Track Head ends at the Congewai Valley east trackhead (gps: -32.995224, 151.30046)
Your main transport option to Congewai Valley east trackhead is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger


Each 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 Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/frtcvet

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂