Watagan Creek Road to Congewai Valley East Track Head


7 hrs

17.8 km One way

720 m

Hard track
This section of the Great North Walk starts from Watagan Creek Road and heads north, up the side of the valley then along the dirt roads to the Congewai communications tower. From the tower, you follow a bush track and wind down into the valley, through some farmland and along to the Congewai west track head. From here, the walk follows the road winding south through rural farmland, past the school, to the Congewai east track head.

Maps for the Watagan Creek Road to Congewai Valley East Track Head 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.
Wollombi 1:25 000 Map Series 91323S WOLLOMBI NSW-91323S
Quorrobolong 1:25 000 Map Series 91322S QUORROBOLONG NSW-91322S
Murrays Run 1:25 000 Map Series 91314N MURRAYS RUN NSW-91314N
Morisset 1:25 000 Map Series 91311N MORISSET NSW-91311N
Wollombi 1:50 000 Map Series 91323 WOLLOMBI CW-91323
Cessnock 1:50 000 Map Series 91322 CESSNOCK CW-91322
Cessnock 1:100 000 Map Series 9132 CESSNOCK 9132
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Watagan Creek Road to Congewai Valley East Track Head bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Watagan Creek Road to Congewai Valley East Track Head

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 17.8 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 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

8km of this walk has short steep hills and another 5km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 4.7km is very steep and the remaining 40m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

7km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 6km follows a smooth and hardened path. Whilst another 4.9km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and the remaining 230m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs

Around 13km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 5km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 12km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 6km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 18km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 230m 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 8km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Watagan Creek Road to Congewai Valley East Track Head walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Watagan Creek Road to Congewai Valley East Track Head walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Watagan Creek Road to Congewai Valley East Track Head walk starts at the Int of GNW track & Watagan Creek Road(eastside) (gps: -33.0286, 151.27391)
Your main transport option to Int of GNW track & Watagan Creek Road(eastside) is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Watagan Creek Road to Congewai Valley East Track Head ends at the Congewai Valley east trackhead (gps: -32.995224, 151.30046)
Your main transport option to Congewai Valley east trackhead 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 :)