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Leichhardt's Green Point Walk
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.9 km S of Valentine
Length: 2.4 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 2.4 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Lake Macquarie(LGA)
Climb: 84 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 84 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

This walk offers the shortest way of walking to Green Point. Starting from the elevated Leichhardt Road in Valentine, the walk descends through eucalyptus forest with some pleasant clearings on the way. Green Point is a great place for picnics and feels as if you can see the entire Lake Macquarie from the foreshore. A recommended walk. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Leichhardt's Green Point Walk

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Leichhardt's Green Point Walk
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Int of Leichhardt Track & Leichhardt Road
Int of Leichhardt Trail & Leichhardt Track
Int of Green Point Track & Leichhardt Trail
Int of Green Point AND Zig Zag Tracks
Green Point (Four Way Intersection)
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Leichhardt Trail & Leichhardt Track

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Swansea 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-92314N 
 Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 

Photo Gallery

 
Leichhardts Road, Valintine,
 
Leichhardts Road, Valintine, +
 
Track from Leichhardts Road into Green Point Reserve
 
Track from Leichhardts Road into Green Point Reserve +
 
Track between houses into Green Point Reserve
 
Track between houses into Green Point Reserve +

 
Fire Trail with forest beyond in Green Point Reserve
 
Fire Trail with forest beyond in Green Point Reserve +
 
Fire Trail near Leichhardts Road in Green Point Reserve
 
Fire Trail near Leichhardts Road in Green Point Reserve +
 
Sign near Leichhardts Road in Green Point Reserve
 
Sign near Leichhardts Road in Green Point Reserve +

 
Forest near Leichhart Road in Green Point Reserve
 
Forest near Leichhart Road in Green Point Reserve +
 
Downhill Trail in Green Point Reserve, close to Lake Macquarie
 
Downhill Trail in Green Point Reserve, close to Lake Macquarie +
 
Sealed Trail in Green Point Reserve
 
Sealed Trail in Green Point Reserve +

 
Sealed Trail in Green Point Reserve, near Lake Macquarie
 
Sealed Trail in Green Point Reserve, near Lake Macquarie +
 
Timber fencing on Zig Zag trail in Green Point Reserve
 
Timber fencing on Zig Zag trail in Green Point Reserve +
 
Timber fencing next to trail in Green Point Reserve
 
Timber fencing next to trail in Green Point Reserve +

 
Views of skyline and trail ahead on the Zig Zag trail in Green Point
 
Views of skyline and trail ahead on the Zig Zag trail in Green Point +
 
Metal seat on Zig Zag trail in Green Point Reserve
 
Metal seat on Zig Zag trail in Green Point Reserve +
 
Sealed trail close to Green Point in Green Point Reserve
 
Sealed trail close to Green Point in Green Point Reserve +

 
Eucalyptus forest beside trail in the Green Point Reserve
 
Eucalyptus forest beside trail in the Green Point Reserve +
 
Trail in Green Point Reserve
 
Trail in Green Point Reserve +
 
Intersection of trail in Green Point Reserve
 
Intersection of trail in Green Point Reserve +

 
Tracks near Green Point on Lake Macquarie
 
Tracks near Green Point on Lake Macquarie +
 
Shared footpath in Green Point Reserve on Lake Macquarie
 
Shared footpath in Green Point Reserve on Lake Macquarie +
 
Graffiti on sign in Green Point Reserve
 
Graffiti on sign in Green Point Reserve +

 
Track in Green Pint Reserve on Lake Macquarie
 
Track in Green Pint Reserve on Lake Macquarie +
 
Track close to Green Point on Lake Macquarie
 
Track close to Green Point on Lake Macquarie +
 
Green Point Reserve
 
Green Point Reserve +

 
She Oak trees on Green Point, by Lake Macquarie
 
She Oak trees on Green Point, by Lake Macquarie +
 
Track out to Green Point
 
Track out to Green Point +
 
She Oaks beside Green Point, Lake Macquarie
 
She Oaks beside Green Point, Lake Macquarie +

 
Green Point Reserve
 
Green Point Reserve +
 
Green Point and She Oak trees
 
Green Point and She Oak trees +
 
She Oak trees on Green Point, beside Lake Macquarie
 
She Oak trees on Green Point, beside Lake Macquarie +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Leichhardt's Green Point Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Leichhardt's Green Point Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Leichhardt's Green Point Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Leichhardt's Green Point Walk bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 2.4km
Time 1 Hr
.


Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
840m of this walk has short steep hills and another 250m is flat with no steps. The remaining (130m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
Around 970m of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 250m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 970m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 250m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.2km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 1.2km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Catch the bus to Int of Leichhardt Track & Leichhardt Road
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Int of Leichhardt Track & Leichhardt Road
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie Alt = 38 m
The Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie is a great place for a bush walk, bicycle or picnic. The Green Point Foreshore reserve offers many historical and environmentally interpretative signs along its multi use pathways. There is an unformed foreshore pathway beside Lake Macquarie, or more physically demanding walks away from the lake foreshore and into rainforest.
Historically, the Green Point area was involved in a coal rush from the 1860's. This coal rush was spearheaded by the Cardiff Coal Company. Coal was proposed to be transported by barge to Threlkeld's old wharf at Reid's Mistake (Swansea Heads) for shipping to Sydney. However, the coal was poor quality 'boiler coal' and used mostly for steamer boilers. This coal rush finished in 1870. Timber was also milled on site after the coal rush. The Lake Macquarie Council is undergoing extensive rehabilitation works to improve the area for recreation. For more information contact the Lake Macquarie Visitor Information Centre on (02) 4921 0740 More info

(0 km) Int of Leichhardt Track & Leichhardt Road to Int of Leichhardt Trail & Leichhardt Track
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 55 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -7 m
From Leichhardt Road[1][2] (Valentine), this walk follows the concrete footpath, while initially keeping the 'No Dogs' sign on your left. This walk continues for 50m, passing between houses and around a metal post[3][4] until coming to a three-way intersection a trail and 'Green Point Foreshore Reserve' sign[5] (on the right).

(0.06 km) Int of Leichhardt Trail & Leichhardt Track to Int of Green Point Track & Leichhardt Trai
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 77 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -1 m
Turn left: From the intersection[6], this walk follows the 'Green Point Fire Trail' sign[7] and concrete footpath gently downhill. This walk then continues, with houses on the left, for about 70m until coming to a three-way intersection[8] with a trail[9] (on the left) and footpath[10] continuing into forest (on the right).

(0.13 km) Int of Green Point Track & Leichhardt Trail to Int of Green Point & Zig Zag Tracks
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 841 m Time = 18 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = -44 m
Turn right: From the intersection[11], this walk follows the concrete footpath[12] moderately steeply downhill, while initially keeping the trail[13] on your left and houses[14] directly behind you. This walk continues, zigzagging[15] for about 130m (passing a metal seat[16]) to come to a small heath clearing[17] (on the right). Then this walk continues gently downhill through forest for about 400m (ignoring side tracks[18]), until coming to a three-way intersection[19] with a track and 'Walk Safe/Cycle Safe' sign[20] (on the right).

(0.97 km) Int of Green Point AND Zig Zag Tracks to Green Point (Four Way Intersection)
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 163 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -6 m
Turn right: From the intersection[21], this walk follows the track gently downhill, while initially keeping the 'Walk Safe/Cycle Safe' sign[22] on your left. This walk continues through forest[23] for about 160m, until coming to a four-way intersection[24] with a track and the grassed Green Point[25] directly ahead.

(1.14 km) Green Point (Four Way Intersection) to Green Point
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 87 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[26], this walk follows the track towards Green Point[27] (and the water), while leaving the forest[28] directly behind you. This walk continues for about 60m, passing across grasslands[29] and towards a small clump of She Oak trees[30], until coming to the lake edge[31] and Green Point.

Green Point (on Lake Macquarie) Alt = 3 m
Green Point in the Green Point Foreshore Reserve on Lake Macquarie is a large grassed area[32] which looks out over Lake Macquarie. From the vantage point of Green Point, a walker can see up and down Lake Macquarie[33]. There are often boats passing by this low headland. This is a fabulous place to have a picnic and there is even a clump of She Oak trees[34] by the water for shade. There are no facilities here, other than the open grassed area.

Catch the bus from Int of Leichhardt Track & Leichhardt Road
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Int of Leichhardt Track & Leichhardt Road
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Camping Country 401 Pacific Hwy, Belmont North (02) 4945 1555 2.8 km
Camping World Cnr Hillsborough & Macquarie Rds, Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 5.9 km
Camping World 3/ 276 Macquarie Rd , Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 6.7 km
East Lake Refrigeration 511 Lake Rd , Argenton (02) 4958 6255 9.1 km
Wallsend Army Disposal Store Cnr Tyrrell & Council Sts, Wallsend (02) 4951 5725 13.3 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Leichhardt's Green Point Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Leichhardt's Green Point Walk
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1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 8 km (to the NE)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
8 km (to the NE)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 14 km (to the NW)
2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 16 km (to the NW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 44 km (to the SSW)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Hunter fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 3 years ago)
Please Note: 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 and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Wed      27°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu21°|25°Possible shower.
Fri20°|30°Becoming windy. Partly cloudy.
Sat19°|24°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

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