Flat Rock to Congewai Valley East Track Head


5 hrs

13.8 km One way

336 m

Hard track
Starting from the grand views of Flat Rock Lookout high on the range, you will walk down into the Congewai Valley below. On the first section of this walk, you will explore a little used dirt road to the Congewai Communication Tower. From here you follow a series of tracks that wind down, steeply in places, through the tall open forest with a scattering of grass trees to the bottom of the range. Now the walk guides you through open farmland before following Congewai Road along main valley to the trackhead near Brown Muir Farm.

Maps for the Flat Rock 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 Flat Rock to Congewai Valley East Track Head bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Flat Rock 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 13.8 km
Time 5 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, 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

5km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 4.9km has short steep hills. The remaining (3.7km) is very steep.

Quality of track

6km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 4km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (3.7km) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

Around 9km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 5km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 10km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 3.7km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 14km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 10km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 4km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Flat Rock to Congewai Valley East Track Head walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Flat Rock to Congewai Valley East Track Head walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Flat Rock to Congewai Valley East Track Head walk starts at the Flat Rock Lookout (gps: -33.003019, 151.27147)
Your main transport option to Flat Rock Lookout is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
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The Flat Rock 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 :)