Bumble Hill Dray track (Greta Rd to Forest Road to Yarramalong)


2 hrs 45 mins

5.6 km One way

277 m

Hard track
This section of the Great North Walk explores a section of the historic Bumble Hill Dray track. You will walk along the edge of ridge mostly through an open dry eucalypt forests and occasionally through moist ferny gullies as well as alongside the base of a tall rock wall. Bumble Hill Dray track was cut during the mid 1800’s to allow teams of bullocks to haul felled cedar to Mangrove Creek, where a barge would take it to Sydney. The oxen are now long gone, but this is a great way to lead into the small Yarramalong township.

Maps for the Bumble Hill Dray track (Greta Rd to Forest Road to Yarramalong) 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.
Kulnura 1:25 000 Map Series 91314S KULNURA NSW-91314S
Dooralong 1:25 000 Map Series 91311S DOORALONG NSW-91311S
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Bumble Hill Dray track (Greta Rd to Forest Road to Yarramalong) bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bumble Hill Dray track (Greta Rd to Forest Road to Yarramalong)

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 5.6 km
Time 2 hrs 45 mins
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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 Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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

4.6km of this walk has short steep hills and another 670m is very steep. The remaining (310m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 5km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 310m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 5km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 310m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 4.6km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 980m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 4.6km of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 980m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 4.6km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 980m 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 Bumble Hill Dray track (Greta Rd to Forest Road to Yarramalong) walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Bumble Hill Dray track (Greta Rd to Forest Road to Yarramalong) walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Bumble Hill Dray track (Greta Rd to Forest Road to Yarramalong) walk starts at the Int of Greta Road and power line service trail (gps: -33.240185, 151.24794)
Your transport options to Int of Greta Road and power line service trail are by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Bus. A bus School service runs along Yarramalong Rd from Wyong. Since this is a school bus service it only heads into Yarramalong twice a day. Phone Busway on (02) 4392 6666 to organise a pick up (they are happy to take passengers. (get details)


The Bumble Hill Dray track (Greta Rd to Forest Road to Yarramalong) ends at the Yarramalong Track Head (gps: -33.22407, 151.27853)
Your main transport option to Yarramalong 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.
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 :)