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Moss Wall Walk
Time: 15 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
9.8 km NNW of Cooranbong
Length: 0.5 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.5 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Watagans National Park
Climb: 22 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 22 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

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. (open in app)


There are closed areas in Watagans National Park
Today's Fire rating
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Moss Wall Walk

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Moss Wall Walk
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Boarding House Dam Picnic Area
Int of Boarding House Dam loop
Starting point for this hiking track: Boarding House Dam Picnic Area

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Quorrobolong 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91322S 
 Morisset 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91311N 
 Cessnock 1:50 000 Map Series CW-91322 
 Cessnock 1:100 000 Map Series 9132 
 Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 

Photo Gallery

 
Boarding House Dam Picnic area near Watagan Forest Rd in the Watagans
 
Boarding House Dam Picnic area near Watagan Forest Rd in the Watagans +
 
Large tree stump at Board House Dam, near Watagans Forest Rd in the Watagans
 
Large tree stump at Board House Dam, near Watagans Forest Rd in the Watagans +
 
Track towards Boarding House Dam near Watagans Forest Rd in the Watagans
 
Track towards Boarding House Dam near Watagans Forest Rd in the Watagans +

 
Boarding House Dam near Watagans Forest Rd in the Watagans
 
Boarding House Dam near Watagans Forest Rd in the Watagans +
 
Looking at Boarding House Dam Picnic area near Watagans Forest road in the Watagans
 
Looking at Boarding House Dam Picnic area near Watagans Forest road in the Watagans +
 
Creek and rock formations in Boarding House Creek in the Watagans
 
Creek and rock formations in Boarding House Creek in the Watagans +

 
Intersection with timber steps close to Boarding House Dam in the Watagans
 
Intersection with timber steps close to Boarding House Dam in the Watagans +
 
Track near Boarding House Dam near Watagan Forest Rd
 
Track near Boarding House Dam near Watagan Forest Rd +
 
Track through forest in the Watagans
 
Track through forest in the Watagans +

 
Timber track marker near the Moss Wall in the Watagans
 
Timber track marker near the Moss Wall in the Watagans +
 
Moss Wall near the Boarding House Dam in the Watagans
 
Moss Wall near the Boarding House Dam in the Watagans +
 
Moss Wall near the Boarding House Dam in the Watagans
 
Moss Wall near the Boarding House Dam in the Watagans +

 
Close up of moss on the moss wall near Boarding House Dam near Watagan Forest Road in the Watagans
 
Close up of moss on the moss wall near Boarding House Dam near Watagan Forest Road in the Watagans +
 
Moss Wall near the Boarding House Dam in the Watagans
 
Moss Wall near the Boarding House Dam in the Watagans +
 
Moss Wall near Boarding House Dam in the Watagans
 
Moss Wall near Boarding House Dam in the Watagans +

 
Moss wall in forest near the Watagan Forest Road
 
Moss wall in forest near the Watagan Forest Road +
 
Pool of water near the Moss Wall in the Watagans
 
Pool of water near the Moss Wall in the Watagans +
 
Timber bridge crossing creek near the moss wall in the Watagans
 
Timber bridge crossing creek near the moss wall in the Watagans +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Moss Wall Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Moss Wall Walk bushwalking track



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

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Moss Wall Walk bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 520m
Time 15 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
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)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the 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).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Drive to Boarding House Dam Picnic Area
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Boarding House Dam Picnic Area Alt = 315 m
The boarding house dam picnic area in the Watagans National Park offers a relaxed spot to have a picnic amongst large gum trees[1], combined with a walk to the dam and moss wall. The picnic area is surrounded by a wide, sleepy creek that has been widened by the dam. There are a number of sheltered picnic tables, barbeques, a toilet[2], and water (treat water before use - water maybe unavailable).
The dam was built in 1952 for fire fighting and recreational use. The area was established in the 1850s as a logging camp, as part of the Barnier Timber Lease.[3] Now it is a great picnic area,

(0 km) Boarding House Dam Picnic Area to Int of Boarding House Dam loop
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 99 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -4 m
From the boarding house dam picnic area[4], this walk follows the track gently up timber steps[5], keeping the very large tree stump[6] and dam[7] on your right. This walk follows the track (with a concrete dam[8] on the right) for about 45m, before descending gently on a track and timber steps[9] for about 30m, until coming to a three-way intersection[10], with a track (on the left) and footbridge[11] (on the right).

(0.1 km) Int of Boarding House Dam loop to Moss wall Bridge
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 159 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 11 m Descent = -4 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[12], this walk follows the track up timber steps[13] initially away from the creek, but keeping the creek to your right. This walk follows the track gently downhill (turning left at a timber track marker[14]) for about 90m, to find the northern end of a long straight moss wall[15]. This walk then follows the track (at the base of the moss wall[16]) for about 100m, until coming to a three-way intersection[17], with a bridge on the right (at the southern end of the moss wall).

Moss Wall Alt = 311 m
This 120m-long stretch of moss-covered rock wall[18] overlooks Boarding House Creek (close to Watagans Forest Rd) and is well worth the walk. The moss wall and surrounding creek side[19] is an enchanting spot to explore, particularly on a hot summer's day.


Drive from Boarding House Dam Picnic Area
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

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Near by


Campsites in the park
Bangalow camping ground
Gap Creek camping ground


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Lake Macquarie Kayaks & Camping Unit 1 61 Alliance Ave, Morisset (02) 4973 2028 14.4 km
Carneys Sport & Leisure 137 Vincent St , Cessnock (02) 4991 2208 18.6 km
Central Coast Canvas 33 Holloway Drv, Jilliby (02) 4353 9885 26.7 km
Camping World Cnr Hillsborough & Macquarie Rds, Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 23.4 km
Camping Country 401 Pacific Hwy, Belmont North (02) 4945 1555 24.3 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Moss Wall Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Moss Wall Walk
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6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 12 km (to the ENE)
2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 13 km (to the NE)
1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 27 km (to the E)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
27 km (to the E)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 43 km (to the S)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
Please Note: 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 and Climate
Weather and Climate summary wx61242
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Watagans National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page

Region: Hunter & Mid North Coast
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Watagans National Park
Closure information last downloaded Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 09:00 AM
CLOSED AREAS
Click Creek Fire Trail is closed
Click Creek Fire Trail is closed due to extensive storm damage. The trail will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed. 
Slippery Rock Road is closed
Slippery Rock Road is closed due to wet surfaces making conditions unsafe> The road will reopen, subject to conditions, once maintenance work is completed.

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