Great North Walk - Watagans National Park

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Overview

Highlights

Great North walk is a much-loved, iconic bushwalk that was created in order to celebrate the Bicentennial year of 1988. It travels all the way from Sydney to Newcastle, following through not only Watagans National Park, but also Jilliby State Conservation Area and Brisbane Water National Park.

Walkers can opt to enjoy short sections of it or do the entire thing in around 14 days.

The section that falls within the Watagans travels along Georges Road in the northern section of the park. Here, you can enjoy astonishing views to the north from Narrow Place lookout out over Quorrobolong to Ellalong, Cessnock and Kurri Kurri and a section of bushland alive with wonderful birdlife.

The walk is best suited to experienced hikers. A nearby campsite on private property, known as Barraba Trig, is available to walkers. Just be sure to bring your own firewood.

Activities

  • Hiking / walking
  • Camping

Facilities

  • Walking trail - grade 5, 14 day hike

Important Information

Guidelines

  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for the most up to date information.
  • Ensure you observe all safety signs. Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Wear suitable footwear and always ensure to bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the elements when exploring Australia.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Parking, camping and national park fees may apply. See parks website for more details.
  • Please do not feed the wildlife.

Photo & content credits: NSW National Parks | John Spencer


Location & Supplier

Great North walk - Watagans National Park

Address: Georges Road, Quorrobolong, New South Wales 2325

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