Heaton Gap to Teralba station


6 hrs

14.8 km One way

460 m

Hard track
This section of the Great North Walk starts from Heaton Gap near the Watagan Forest Motel, and winds east, towards Newcastle. The walk passes through the Awaba State Forest and past the Sugarloaf range, down into Wakefield and on to Teralba, a pleasant town on the edge of Lake Macquarie. Accommodation is available at both ends of this day walk.

Maps for the Heaton Gap to Teralba 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
Quorrobolong 1:25 000 Map Series 91322S QUORROBOLONG NSW-91322S
Cessnock 1:50 000 Map Series 91322 CESSNOCK CW-91322
Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 NEWCASTLE 9232
Cessnock 1:100 000 Map Series 9132 CESSNOCK 9132

Cross sectional view of the Heaton Gap to Teralba station bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Heaton Gap to Teralba 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 14.8 km
Time 6 hrs
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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 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

7km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 3.2km has short steep hills. Whilst another 2.9km is flat with no steps and the remaining 2.2km is very steep.

Quality of track

9km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 3.6km follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (2.2km) 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 7km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 13km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.2km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 15km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

8km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 5km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (1.4km) 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 Heaton Gap to Teralba station walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Heaton Gap to Teralba station walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Heaton Gap to Teralba station walk starts at the Watagan Forest Motel (gps: -32.965273, 151.47937)
Your main transport option to Watagan Forest Motel is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Heaton Gap to Teralba station ends at the Teralba Station (gps: -32.962353, 151.60378)
Your transport options to Teralba Station are by;
Train. (get details)
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 :)