Ourimbah Valley Trackhead to Greta Road


5 hrs 30 mins

15 km One way

730 m

Hard track
This pleasant walk explores the rural valleys and a beautiful section of Jilliby State Conservation Area. Starting at Ourimbah Valley Trackhead you walk into Hidden valley along the dirt road, to then follow a trail beside Ourimbah Creek to Stringy Bark Point. This is a pleasant mossy area with many ferns and near a wide sandy section of Ourimbah Creek. A bit further on you cross Ourimbah Creek then walk up the ridge to the dirt Tooheys Road. After turning off the old Tooheys Rd the Great North Walk leads along a narrow track and across the mossy and delightful Dead Horse Creek. The track then meanders through a heath and scribbly gum forest to Cherry Lane. After about a 1.5km road slog this walk leads you to a GNW trackhead on Great Rd.

Maps for the Ourimbah Valley Trackhead to Greta Road 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
Mangrove 1:25 000 Map Series 91313N MANGROVE NSW-91313N
Wyong 1:25 000 Map Series 91312N WYONG NSW-91312N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Ourimbah Valley Trackhead to Greta Road bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Ourimbah Valley Trackhead to Greta Road

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 15 km
Time 5 hrs 30 mins
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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 Minimal directional signs (4/6)
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 (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 6km is very steep. The remaining (1.5km) has short steep hills.

Quality of track

8km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 3.4km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. Whilst another 1.9km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and the remaining 1.8km follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

9km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 3.7km is clearly signposted. The remaining (1.9km) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

7km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 3.8km requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (3.7km) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 13km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1.9km is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

9km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 4.1km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (1.9km) 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 Ourimbah Valley Trackhead to Greta Road walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Ourimbah Valley Trackhead to Greta Road walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Ourimbah Valley Trackhead to Greta Road walk starts at the Ourimbah Valley Trackhead (gps: -33.317427, 151.30012)
Your main transport option to Ourimbah Valley Trackhead is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Ourimbah Valley Trackhead to Greta Road ends at the Int of Greta Road and power line service trail (gps: -33.240274, 151.24802)
Your main transport option to Int of Greta Road and power line service trail 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 :)