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Rocky-high Circuit Walk
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.8 km SW of Valentine
Length: 0.7 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 0.7 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Lake Macquarie(LGA)
Climb: 27 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 27 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: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This short circuit walk offers elevated views over Lake Macquarie from Rocky-high Viewpoint. This walk offers pleasant walking beside Lake Macquarie, as well as on a quiet track inland through eucalyptus forest. If possible, complete this walk close to sunset to take advantage of the views across the lake. This local walk is recommended, with the highlight being the views from Rocky-high viewpoint. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Rocky-high Circuit Walk

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Rocky-high Circuit Walk
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Map Scale 500 meters
Int of Foreshore Track & Dilkera Ave Reserve Entrance
Rockyhigh Viewpoint
Int of Fore Shore & Short Cut Tracks
Int of Short Cut Track & Frederick St Footpath
Starting point for this hiking track: Rockyhigh Viewpoint

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

 
Dilkera Rd entrance to Green Point Reserve
 
Dilkera Rd entrance to Green Point Reserve +
 
Track near start of Foreshore Circuit
 
Track near start of Foreshore Circuit +
 
Bush steps near Rocky-high view point
 
Bush steps near Rocky-high view point +

 
Filtered views of Lake Macquarie from Green Point Reserve
 
Filtered views of Lake Macquarie from Green Point Reserve +
 
Well-maintained tracks near Rocky-high view point
 
Well-maintained tracks near Rocky-high view point +
 
Metal staircase near Rocky-high view point
 
Metal staircase near Rocky-high view point +

 
Rocky High View Point
 
Rocky High View Point +
 
Lake Macquarie from Rocky High View Point
 
Lake Macquarie from Rocky High View Point +
 
The foreshore track is well-defined
 
The foreshore track is well-defined +

 
Bushwalking near Rocky-high view point
 
Bushwalking near Rocky-high view point +
 
Lake Macquarie on view for much of the Foreshore Track
 
Lake Macquarie on view for much of the Foreshore Track +
 
Moist rainforest in Green Point Reserve
 
Moist rainforest in Green Point Reserve +

 
Eucalypt forest, Green Point Reserve
 
Eucalypt forest, Green Point Reserve +
 
A fork in the track, Green Point Reserve
 
A fork in the track, Green Point Reserve +
 
Track marker, Green Point Reserve
 
Track marker, Green Point Reserve +

 
Green Point Reserve
 
Green Point Reserve +
 
Some wide tracks in Green Point Reserve
 
Some wide tracks in Green Point Reserve +
 
Some wide tracks in Green Point Reserve
 
Some wide tracks in Green Point Reserve +

 
Some wide tracks in Green Point Reserve
 
Some wide tracks in Green Point Reserve +
 
Green Point Reserve
 
Green Point Reserve +
 
Sharing the track with bikes in Green Point Reserve
 
Sharing the track with bikes in Green Point Reserve +

 
Enjoying the bushland, Foreshore Track
 
Enjoying the bushland, Foreshore Track +
 
Green Point Reserve
 
Green Point Reserve +
 
Shared cycle/walkway, Foreshore Track
 
Shared cycle/walkway, Foreshore Track +

 
Passing some houses in Green Point Reserve
 
Passing some houses in Green Point Reserve +
 
Shared cycle/walkway in Green Point Reserve
 
Shared cycle/walkway in Green Point Reserve +
 
Shared cycle/walkway in Green Point Reserve
 
Shared cycle/walkway in Green Point Reserve +

 
Green Point Reserve, Lake Macquarie
 
Green Point Reserve, Lake Macquarie +
 
Dilkera Ave, near Green Point Reserve
 
Dilkera Ave, near Green Point Reserve +
 
Dilkera Ave entrance to Green Point Reserve
 
Dilkera Ave entrance to Green Point Reserve +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Rocky-high Circuit Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Rocky-high Circuit Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Rocky-high Circuit Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Rocky-high Circuit 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 670m
Time 30 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
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 Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*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
Around 340m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 320m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
Around 510m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 160m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 670m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 670m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 670m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 360m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 300m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Int of Foreshore Track & Dilkera Ave Reserve Entrance
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 Foreshore Track & Dilkera Ave Reserve Entrance
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

Green Point Reserve Entrance (Dilkera Avenue, Valentine) Alt = 10 m
The Dilkera Avenue entrance (in Valentine) to Green Point Foreshore Reserve offers access to both walking and bicycling paths. There is car parking and a large grassed park overlooking Lake Macquarie, a great spot to sit or have a picnic. A short walk away in the Green Point Reserve is Rockyhigh Viewpoint over Lake Macquarie, which is fabulous at sunset.

(0 km) Int of Foreshore Track & Dilkera Ave Reserve Entrance to Rockyhigh Viewpoint
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 206 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -8 m
From the intersection[1], this walk follows the track, while initially keeping the 'Welcome to Green Point Fore Shore Reserve' sign[2][3] on your left. This walk continues, passing a 'Mangrove Seed Symbol' timber signed post[4] (on the left) after about 5m. Then this walk continues through forest for about 190m, undulating gently to climb moderately steeply up timber steps[5] (beside a metal ring fence[6][7]) to find Rockyhigh Viewpoint, with a bench seat[8] (on the left) and views[9] over the lake (on the right).

Rockyhigh Viewpoint Alt = 8 m
The Rockyhigh Viewpoint[10] (near Dilkera Avenue, Valentine) has elevated views across Lake Macquarie. There is a bench seat[11] perfectly located to enjoy the views. This viewpoint is magnificent at sunset; a local secret.

(0.21 km) Rockyhigh Viewpoint to Int of Fore Shore AND Short Cut Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 116 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From Rockyhigh Viewpoint[12][13], this walk follows the track moderately steeply downhill[14], while keeping the views on the right. This walk continues for 20m, then undulates gently for about 90m, until coming to a three-way intersection[15] with a track and 'Mangrove Seed Symbol' timber posted sign[16] (on the left).

(0.32 km) Int of Fore Shore & Short Cut Tracks to Int of Short Cut Track & Frederick St Footpath
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 188 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 19 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left : From the intersection[17], this walk follows the track away from the lake, initially keeping the 'Mangrove Seed Symbol' timber posted sign[18] on your left. This walk continues through forest[19][20] and gently uphill for about 180m, until coming to a T-intersection[21] with a concrete foot path[22], and 'steep bike riding' sign[23] (on the right).

(0.51 km) Int of Short Cut Track & Frederick St Footpath to Int of Foreshore Track & Dilkera Ave Reserve Entrance
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 156 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -13 m
Turn left: From the intersection[24], this walk follows the footpath gently downhill, while keeping the 'steep bike riding' sign[25][26] and track initially on the left. This walk continues through forest for about 140m (with houses[27] on the right), until coming to a three-way intersection[28] with a track and 'Welcome to Green Point Fore Shore Reserve' sign[29][30] (on the left).

Catch the bus from Int of Foreshore Track & Dilkera Ave Reserve Entrance
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 Foreshore Track & Dilkera Ave Reserve Entrance
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 3.5 km
Camping World Cnr Hillsborough & Macquarie Rds, Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 5.7 km
East Lake Refrigeration 511 Lake Rd , Argenton (02) 4958 6255 8.7 km
Camping World 3/ 276 Macquarie Rd , Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 6.5 km
Wallsend Army Disposal Store Cnr Tyrrell & Council Sts, Wallsend (02) 4951 5725 13.1 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Rocky-high Circuit Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Rocky-high Circuit 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 13 km (to the NW)
2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 15 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 2 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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