Rainforest walk to Riverside Park

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45 mins

2 km One way

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Moderate track
This walk leads through the heart of Hunter Wetlands National Park allowing you to explore this area rich in history and nature. The boardwalk takes you through a wetland with great water bird viewing opportunities, the rainforest walk leads you through a diverse forest with information signs about the plants. The walk then finishes with a road walk through open areas to the well-established Riverside picnic area on the banks of the Hunter River.

Maps for the Rainforest walk to Riverside Park 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.
Beresfield 1:25 000 Map Series 92323N BERESFIELD NSW-92323N
Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 NEWCASTLE 9232

Cross sectional view of the Rainforest walk to Riverside Park bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Rainforest walk to Riverside Park

Accessibility summary information for the Rainforest walk to Riverside Park

Parking: There are 0 designated accessible parking areas on this walk.
Toilets: There are 0 designated accessible toilets on this walk.
Seats: There are 5 places to sit on this walk. They are on average 220m apart, with a maximum gap of 380m.
Hazards: There are 3 specific noteable accessability related hazards on this walk.
      Wheelchair Steep There is a 4m long moderately steep section across the dirt/grass between the trail and the boardwalk. Found about 30m into the walk.
      Trip Hazard A 25m long boggy section of track. The track floods after heavy rain or very high tides. Found about 330m into the walk.
      Trip Hazard A 10m long boggy section of narrow track. The track floods after heavy rain or very high tides. Found about 370m into the walk.

Accessibility Details


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 2 km
Time 45 mins
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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 Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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, 2km has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 1.3km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 700m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

This whole walk, 2km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 1.3km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 700m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 1.3km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 700m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Rainforest walk to Riverside Park walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Rainforest walk to Riverside Park walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Rainforest walk to Riverside Park walk starts at the End of Scotts Point Way (gps: -32.838774, 151.6969)
Your main transport option to End of Scotts Point Way is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Rainforest walk to Riverside Park ends at the Riverside Park car park (gps: -32.833949, 151.70895)
Your main transport option to Riverside Park car park 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 :)