Charlestown Park trackhead to Newcastle station


5 hrs 30 mins

12.1 km One way

287 m

Hard track
This section of the Great North Walk starts from the Charleston Park track head and winds through the streets and the bush to the Glenrock State Conservation Area. Following a section of the Yuelarbah management trail, this walk also heads to the coast and down to the beaches. From near Glenrock Lagoon, the walk heads north along the beaches passing Merewether baths, and all the way up Shepherds hill and down to Newcastle Station. This track also offers an alternate route through Glenrock, winding down through the scout training camp and out to the beaches.

Maps for the Charlestown Park trackhead to Newcastle station 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 1:25 000 Map Series 92322S NEWCASTLE NSW-92322S
Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 NEWCASTLE 9232

Cross sectional view of the Charlestown Park trackhead to Newcastle station bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Charlestown Park trackhead to Newcastle station

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 12.1 km
Time 5 hrs 30 mins
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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 Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
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

6km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 3km is flat with no steps. The remaining (2.7km) has short steep hills.

Quality of track

6km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 3.5km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. Whilst another 2km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and the remaining 180m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 7km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 4.6km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

10km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 1.4km requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (1km) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 11km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1km is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 10km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 2.4km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Charlestown Park trackhead to Newcastle station walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Charlestown Park trackhead to Newcastle station walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Charlestown Park trackhead to Newcastle station walk starts at the Charlestown Park (gps: -32.967837, 151.69429)
Your transport options to Charlestown Park are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Charlestown Park trackhead to Newcastle station ends at the Newcastle Train Station (gps: -32.926826, 151.78471)
Your transport options to Newcastle Train Station are by;
Bus. (get details)
Train. (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 :)