Northern Green Point Circuit


1 hr 30 mins

3.8 km Circuit

140 m

Hard track
This walk visits two lovely foreshore locations on Lake Macquarie, before gaining height and traveling through eucalyptus forest and then finally descending again to the foreshore. The forest walking is mostly along fire trails adjacent to houses and it is possible to shorten the walk by exiting onto Roma or Leichhardt Roads. To finish this walk, you can return over Rocky-high viewpoint or alternatively inland through forest. This walk explores the lesser walked northern half of Green Point Reserve.

Maps for the Northern Green Point Circuit 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.
Swansea 1:25 000 Map Series 92314N SWANSEA NSW-92314N
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Northern Green Point Circuit bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Northern Green Point Circuit

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 30 mins
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
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

2.8km of this walk has short steep hills and another 690m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (340m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

1.7km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 1.2km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (920m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

1.8km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 1.2km has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (850m) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 3.5km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 300m 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

2.5km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 950m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (300m) 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 Northern Green Point Circuit walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Northern Green Point Circuit walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Northern Green Point Circuit walk starts and ends at the Int of Foreshore Track & Dilkera Ave Reserve Entrance (gps: -33.013892, 151.62875)
Your transport options to Int of Foreshore Track & Dilkera Ave Reserve Entrance are by;
Bus. (get details)
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 :)