Wondabyne to Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead


4 hrs 15 mins

10.1 km One way

484 m

Hard track
Starting with a steep climb from Wondabyne Train station you will explore a series of large rock platforms with wide views over the Brisbane Water National Park and visit Scopas Peak. After Scopas walk you cross a few pleasant rocky gullies before crossing Piles Creek on the Phil Houghton suspension foot bridge. Here the walk heads towards Mooney Mooney Creek before walking up to the Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead on the Old Pacific Hwy. A side trip to Camp Kariong is also described if you want to take advantage of the well established camping facilities.

Maps for the Wondabyne to Mooney Mooney Creek 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.
Gunderman 1:25 000 Map Series 91313S GUNDERMAN NSW-91313S
Gosford 1:25 000 Map Series 91312S GOSFORD NSW-91312S
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Wondabyne to Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wondabyne to Mooney Mooney Creek 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 10.1 km
Time 4 hrs 15 mins
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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 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

6km of this walk is very steep and another 2.3km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 2km has short steep hills and the remaining 130m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

6km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 2.4km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining (1.7km) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

Around 8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 2.4km has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 6km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 4.2km 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

Around 6km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 3.8km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Wondabyne to Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Wondabyne to Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Wondabyne to Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead walk starts at the Wondabyne Station (gps: -33.492083, 151.25696)
Your main transport option to Wondabyne Station is by;
Train. (get details)
Important Note: There is no car transport option to the start of this walk.


The Wondabyne to Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead ends at the Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead (gps: -33.437991, 151.25191)
Your main transport option to Mooney Mooney Creek 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

 


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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 :)