Merewether to Queens Wharf


1 hr 30 mins

4.4 km One way

104 m

Moderate track
Starting from Merewether, you will mostly follow the coast line to Queens Wharf. After exploring some of Newcastle’s (and arguably Australia’s) best beaches, the grand views from Strzelecki Lookout, you then wander through King Edward Park where you can take the optional side trip to the intriguing Bogey Hole. The walk then takes you up to more panoramic views from the The Obelisk, before you stroll through Newcastle CBD and mall to Queens Wharf. There are a few long hills, just take you time and enjoy the salt air.

Maps for the Merewether to Queens Wharf 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.
Newcastle 1:25 000 Map Series 92322S NEWCASTLE NSW-92322S
Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 NEWCASTLE 9232

Cross sectional view of the Merewether to Queens Wharf bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Merewether to Queens Wharf

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 4.4 km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
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Grade 3/6



Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

1.8km of this walk is flat with no steps and another 1.4km has short steep hills. The remaining (1.2km) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 4.4km follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

This whole walk, 4.4km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 4.4km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 4.4km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 4.4km 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 Merewether to Queens Wharf walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Merewether to Queens Wharf walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Merewether to Queens Wharf walk starts at the Swell Cafe (gps: -32.948307, 151.75681)
Your transport options to Swell Cafe are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Ferry. (get details)


The Merewether to Queens Wharf ends at the Queens Wharf (gps: -32.925766, 151.78145)
Your transport options to Queens Wharf 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 :)