Gap Creek Rainforest Walk

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1 Hr

1.7 km Return


111 m

Hard track

This walk takes you deep into moist rainforest and is well worthwhile. The walk is mostly flat and travels through a varied and healthy rainforest, with strangler fig vines, large older trees and lots of wildlife. If you are lucky, you could find the protected yabbies in the creek at the end of the walk. This walk is a must do, particularly on a hot day.

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Maps for the Gap Creek Rainforest 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 Gap Creek Rainforest Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Gap Creek Rainforest 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 1.7 km
Time 1 Hr
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
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, 860m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 490m of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely, whilst the remaining 370m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

This whole walk, 860m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 490m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 370m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 860m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 860m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Gap Creek Rainforest Walk walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Gap Creek Rainforest Walk walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Gap Creek Rainforest Walk walk starts and ends at the Gap Creek picnic area (gps: -33.01327, 151.43061)
Your main transport option to Gap Creek 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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Pines Circuit Walk

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45 mins

1.7 km Circuit


56 m

Moderate track

This short walk takes you into the moist forest around Dora Creek and is recommended. The walk visits a small waterfall and dammed pool then travels through forest, visiting the large open Pines picnic area before returning to the starting point. The section of this walk near Dora Creek is particularly pleasant on a hot day.

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Maps for the Pines Circuit 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 Pines Circuit Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Pines Circuit 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 1.7 km
Time 45 mins
.

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 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

Around 1.6km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 120m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

Around 1.5km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 210m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 1.4km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 340m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 1.4km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 360m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 1.7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 1.4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 300m 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 Pines Circuit Walk walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Pines Circuit Walk walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Pines Circuit Walk 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

Comments


 



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There are other downloads I am still working on.
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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
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Mt Sugarloaf Green Track

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1 hr 30 mins

1.8 km Circuit


73 m

Moderate track

This longer walk travels though gentle forest, with many opportunities for picnics. Primarily in forest, this walk occasionally offers views out to the surrounding plains. The side trip to the western viewpoint (unfenced) is particularly recommended as the views are fabulous. This walk is mostly flat or gently undulating and therefore would be good for families. A recommended walk.

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Maps for the Mt Sugarloaf Green 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 Green Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Mt Sugarloaf Green 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 1.8 km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
.

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 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

Around 1.6km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 160m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

Around 1.5km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 310m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 910m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 860m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 1.2km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 580m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 1.8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 1.4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 390m 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 Green Track walk.


Other Nearby walks

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


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Mt Sugarloaf Green 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


 



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There are other downloads I am still working on.
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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 🙂






Muirs Rainforest Circuit Walk

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2 hrs 30 mins

1.9 km Circuit


160 m

Hard track

This walk spends time ambling through beautiful rainforest and is an excellent choice on a hot day. This walk descends into rainforest on a narrow track, with the track becoming indistinct midway through the walk. A recommended walk through attractive forest.

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Maps for the Muirs Rainforest Circuit 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 Muirs Rainforest Circuit Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Muirs Rainforest Circuit 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 1.9 km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
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

Around 1.8km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 100m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

1km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 770m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (100m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

1km of this walk has minimal directional signs and another 770m has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (100m) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

1km of this walk requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience and another 770m requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (100m) requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 1km of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 870m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

1km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and another 770m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (100m) 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 Muirs Rainforest Circuit Walk walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Muirs Rainforest Circuit Walk walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Muirs Rainforest Circuit Walk walk starts and ends at the Muirs Lookout (gps: -33.099573, 151.37987)
Your main transport option to Muirs 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


 



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

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 Northern Track

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1 hr 45 mins

3.8 km Circuit


195 m

Moderate track

This walk takes you away from the Mt Sugarloaf summit, to visit a quieter viewpoint. This longer walk initially visits the western viewpoint, before traversing northward to eventually arrive at the northern viewpoint. From here, the walk gradually descends to the Lower Mt Sugarloaf car park and then gradually ascends back up to the Mt Sugarloaf car park. A walk for those with a little bit more time or wanting to find a quieter corner of Mt Sugarloaf.

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Maps for the Mt Sugarloaf Northern 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 Northern Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Mt Sugarloaf Northern 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 3.8 km
Time 1 hr 45 mins
.

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 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

Around 3.7km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 140m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

Around 2.3km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 1.5km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

Around 3km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 820m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 2.7km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.1km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 3.8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 2.1km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1.8km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

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


Other Nearby walks

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


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Mt Sugarloaf Northern 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


 



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There are other downloads I am still working on.
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* KML (google earth file)
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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 🙂






Watagan Creek Road to Flat Rock

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2 hrs

4.1 km One way


384 m

Hard track

This walk starts on Watagan Creek Road and soon crosses the lovely Watagan Creek. From this point, the walk leaves the Watagan valley and climbs steeply up the bush track through forest. The walk then travels on dirt road, passing a campsite and rest area, before arriving soon afterwards at the unfenced Flat Rock Lookout. Flat Rock Lookout is a natural rock platform that offers magnificent views across the Congewai Valley to the east and north. An enjoyable walk, offering pleasant walking through forest and an outstanding viewpoint.

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Maps for the Watagan Creek Road to Flat Rock 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 Watagan Creek Road to Flat Rock bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Watagan Creek Road to Flat Rock

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 4.1 km
Time 2 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 Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
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

3km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.1km is very steep. The remaining (40m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

2.5km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 1.2km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. Whilst another 230m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and the remaining 40m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 4km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 40m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 2.1km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.9km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 3.8km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 230m is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 3.6km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 450m 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 Creek Road to Flat Rock walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Watagan Creek Road to Flat Rock walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Watagan Creek Road to Flat Rock walk starts at the Int of GNW track & Watagan Creek Road(eastside) (gps: -33.0286, 151.27391)
Your main transport option to Int of GNW track & Watagan Creek Road(eastside) is by;

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

The Watagan Creek Road to Flat Rock ends 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)

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 🙂






Heaton Lookout to Heaton Gap

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2 hrs

4.3 km One way


153 m

Hard track

This section of the Great North Walk start from grand views at Heaton Lookout in Heaton state forest and leads to the picnic area and motel at Heaton Gap. The first section of this walk follows the dirt road to a communication tower before passing another lookout and expansive valley views. Here you start the steep decent along a rocky track and passing a lovely grove of grass trees. From here you follow a grassy trail and powerlines before the narrow track leads down and across the road at Heaton Gap.

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Maps for the Heaton Lookout to Heaton Gap 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 Heaton Lookout to Heaton Gap bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Heaton Lookout to Heaton Gap

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 4.3 km
Time 2 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 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

Around 3.1km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 1.2km is very steep.

Quality of track

2.4km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 980m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (860m) follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs

This whole walk, 4.3km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 4.3km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 4.3km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 4.3km 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 Heaton Lookout to Heaton Gap walk.


Other Nearby walks

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


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Heaton Lookout to Heaton Gap walk starts at the Heaton Lookout. (gps: -32.983668, 151.45483)
Your main transport option to Heaton Lookout. is by;

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

The Heaton Lookout to Heaton Gap ends at the Heaton Gap Track Head (gps: -32.965275, 151.47939)
Your main transport option to Heaton Gap Track Head 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)
* 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 🙂






Somersby Store to Ourimbah Valley Trackhead

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2 hrs 30 mins

6 km One way


194 m

Hard track

Starting with a walk through the streets of urban Somerbsy, you soon leave the farms and head into Palm Grove Nature Reserve. First you will follow the signposted track down the open dry ridge to the dense rainforest. In this valley you can explores the moist rainforest with towering Eucalypts, Strangler Fig trees, Cabbage Palms and a tangle of vines. From here walk up the rocky track to another dry ridge, where you can follow a side trip to a flat clearing and designated campsite. From near the campsite the track winds down through another moist forest and past more Cabbage Palms before coming to the signposted Ourimbah Valley Trackhead on Ourimbah Creek Road.

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Maps for the Somersby Store to Ourimbah Valley Trackhead 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.

Wyong 1:25 000 Map Series 91312N WYONG NSW-91312N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Somersby Store to Ourimbah Valley Trackhead bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Somersby Store to Ourimbah Valley Trackhead

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 6 km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins
.

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

Around 3.4km of this walk is very steep, whilst the remaining 2.6km has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

2.6km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 2.4km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining (990m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

2.6km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 2.4km has minimal directional signs. The remaining (990m) has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

2.6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 2.4km requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (1km) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 3.4km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 2.6km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

2.6km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 2km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (1.4km) 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 Somersby Store to Ourimbah Valley Trackhead walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Somersby Store to Ourimbah Valley Trackhead walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Somersby Store to Ourimbah Valley Trackhead walk starts at the Somersby Store (gps: -33.358078, 151.29029)
Your transport options to Somersby Store are by;

Bus. A bus service runs along Wisemans Ferry Rd passing Somersby store. The service runs between Gosford and Spencer only a few times a day. Please check timetable for more info or Phone Busway on (02) 4368 2277. The bus only picks passengers up from Somersby to head to Gosford on the morning runs. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Somersby Store to Ourimbah Valley Trackhead ends at the Ourimbah Valley Trackhead (gps: -33.317429, 151.30013)
Your main transport option to Ourimbah Valley 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/sstovt

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 🙂






Monkey Face Cliff Walk

Download & Print Map and Notes




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


 



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

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 🙂






Abbotts Falls Walking Track

Download & Print Map and Notes




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

Comments


 



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

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 🙂