Congewai Track Head (East) to Watagan Headquarters


7 hrs

17.2 km One way

973 m

Hard track
This full day walk starts from the Congewai valley trackhead (east) and follows the Great North Walk up into the Watagan National Park. Winding east along Georges road for the most part, this walk also passes many great lookouts and gives the option of a side trip down to the 125r lookout, which provides a great view to the south and nice spot for lunch. The walk finishes at the Watagan Headquarters campsite, which has a fire place and a picnic table.

Maps for the Congewai Track Head (East) to Watagan Headquarters 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.
Quorrobolong 1:25 000 Map Series 91322S QUORROBOLONG NSW-91322S
Cessnock 1:50 000 Map Series 91322 CESSNOCK CW-91322
Cessnock 1:100 000 Map Series 9132 CESSNOCK 9132

Cross sectional view of the Congewai Track Head (East) to Watagan Headquarters bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Congewai Track Head (East) to Watagan Headquarters

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 17.2 km
Time 7 hrs
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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 Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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 has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 6km has short steep hills. The remaining (4.8km) is very steep.

Quality of track

11km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 6km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (440m) follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs

Around 17km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 170m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 13km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 4.5km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 17km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 16km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 1.1km 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 Congewai Track Head (East) to Watagan Headquarters walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Congewai Track Head (East) to Watagan Headquarters walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Congewai Track Head (East) to Watagan Headquarters walk starts at the Congewai Valley east trackhead (gps: -32.995219, 151.30044)
Your main transport option to Congewai Valley east trackhead is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Congewai Track Head (East) to Watagan Headquarters ends at the Forestry H.Q campsite (gps: -32.9756, 151.4117)
Your main transport option to Forestry H.Q campsite 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 :)