Watagan Creek Road to Flat Rock


2 hrs

4.1 km One way

384 m

Hard track
This walk starts on Watagan Creek Road and soon crosses the lovely Watagan Creek. From this point, the walk leaves the Watagan valley and climbs steeply up the bush track through forest. The walk then travels on dirt road, passing a campsite and rest area, before arriving soon afterwards at the unfenced Flat Rock Lookout. Flat Rock Lookout is a natural rock platform that offers magnificent views across the Congewai Valley to the east and north. An enjoyable walk, offering pleasant walking through forest and an outstanding viewpoint.

Maps for the Watagan Creek Road to Flat Rock 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.
Morisset 1:25 000 Map Series 91311N MORISSET NSW-91311N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Watagan Creek Road to Flat Rock bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Watagan Creek Road to Flat Rock

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 4.1 km
Time 2 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

3km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.1km is very steep. The remaining (40m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

2.5km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 1.2km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. Whilst another 230m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and the remaining 40m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 4km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 40m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 2.1km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.9km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 3.8km 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 3.6km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 450m 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 Watagan Creek Road to Flat Rock walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Watagan Creek Road to Flat Rock walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Watagan Creek Road to Flat Rock 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 Flat Rock ends 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.
(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 :)