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Bumble Hill Dray track (Greta Rd to Forest Road to Yarramalong)
Time: 2 hrs 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.4 km WSW of Yarramalong
Length: 5.6 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 5.6 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Wyong(LGA)
Climb: 277 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 277 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 of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This section of the Great North Walk explores a section of the historic Bumble Hill Dray track. You will walk along the edge of ridge mostly through an open dry eucalypt forests and occasionally through moist ferny gullies as well as alongside the base of a tall rock wall. Bumble Hill Dray track was cut during the mid 1800’s to allow teams of bullocks to haul felled cedar to Mangrove Creek, where a barge would take it to Sydney. The oxen are now long gone, but this is a great way to lead into the small Yarramalong township. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Bumble Hill Dray track (Greta Rd to Forest Road to Yarramalong)

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Bumble Hill Dray track (Greta Rd to Forest Road to Yarramalong)
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Int of Greta Road and power line service trail
Bumble Hill Dray track tower
Int of Great North Walk and Bumble Hill Road
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Greta Road and power line service trail

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
 Kulnura 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91314S 
 Dooralong 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91311S 
 Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 

Photo Gallery

 
The Great North Walk signs at Greta Road
 
The Great North Walk signs at Greta Road +
 
GNW trackhead at Greta Rd
 
GNW trackhead at Greta Rd +
 
Walking over the stile
 
Walking over the stile +

 
Following the high tension power lines near Greta Road
 
Following the high tension power lines near Greta Road +
 
Winding under powerlines
 
Winding under powerlines +
 
GNW near Greta Rd
 
GNW near Greta Rd +

 
GNW under the powerlines near Greta Rd
 
GNW under the powerlines near Greta Rd +
 
Small bridge on the Bumble Hill Dray track
 
Small bridge on the Bumble Hill Dray track +
 
Walking along the Bumble Hill Dray track
 
Walking along the Bumble Hill Dray track +

 
Steep valley side along the Bumble Hill Dray track
 
Steep valley side along the Bumble Hill Dray track +
 
Shady section of the GNW on the Bumble Hill Dray track
 
Shady section of the GNW on the Bumble Hill Dray track +
 
Walking along the narrow Bumble Hill Dray track south of Yarramalong
 
Walking along the narrow Bumble Hill Dray track south of Yarramalong +

 
Boardwalk south of Yarramalong
 
Boardwalk south of Yarramalong +
 
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Rock formation on the Bumble Hill Dray track
 
Rock formation on the Bumble Hill Dray track +

 
Small creek on the Bumble Hill Dray track
 
Small creek on the Bumble Hill Dray track +
 
Valley views from the Bumble Hill Dray track
 
Valley views from the Bumble Hill Dray track +
 
A gate on the Bumble Hill Dray track south of Yarramalong
 
A gate on the Bumble Hill Dray track south of Yarramalong +

 
Walking beside Bumble Hill Road
 
Walking beside Bumble Hill Road +
 
Walking beside Bumble Hill Rd
 
Walking beside Bumble Hill Rd +
 
Steps near Bumble Hill Road
 
Steps near Bumble Hill Road +

 
The GNW west of Yarramalong
 
The GNW west of Yarramalong +
 
Walking along Bumble Hill Rd
 
Walking along Bumble Hill Rd +
 
Yarramalong Track Head
 
Yarramalong Track Head +

 
Yarramalong Trackhead
 
Yarramalong Trackhead +
 
Yarramalong General Store
 
Yarramalong General Store +
 
Yarramalong Store
 
Yarramalong Store +

 
David Neat Memorial 1947 ~ 1996 trough, Yarramalong
 
David Neat Memorial 1947 ~ 1996 trough, Yarramalong +
 
Yarramalong Manor
 
Yarramalong Manor +
 
Outside the Yarramalong Store
 
Outside the Yarramalong Store +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Bumble Hill Dray track (Greta Rd to Forest Road to Yarramalong) bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Bumble Hill Dray track (Greta Rd to Forest Road to Yarramalong) bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bumble Hill Dray track (Greta Rd to Forest Road to Yarramalong) bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Bumble Hill Dray track (Greta Rd to Forest Road to Yarramalong) 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 6km
Time 2 hrs 45 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
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 Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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
4.6km of this walk has short steep hills and another 670m is very steep. The remaining (310m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
Around 5km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 310m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
Around 5km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 310m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 4.6km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 980m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 4.6km of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 980m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 4.6km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 980m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to Int of Greta Road and power line service trail
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
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(0 km) Int of Greta Road and power line service trail to Bumble Hill Dray track
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 668 m Time = 15 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -89 m
From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Great North Walk' sign[1] over the fence using the stile[2]. Here the walk follows a wide trail around the large tower[3], then follows the narrower track straight down the hill[4]. The track crosses a small gully then leads up to follow a trail[5] around the next tall tower. Here a GNW arrow post[6] leads left, away from the trail and steeply downhill[7] across another valley. The track then leads up to, and follows, another trail up to the other side of a third tower, to find an intersection marked with another GNW track[8] on the other side of the tower.

(0.67 km) Bumble Hill Dray track tower to Int of Great North Walk and Bumble Hill Road
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 4.64 km Time = 2 hrs
Climb = 270 m Descent = -463 m
Veer right: From the intersection at the base of the tower[9], this walk follows the GNW arrow post[10] steeply downhill for a short distance, then turns right and follow another GNW arrow post[11] into the bush. About 50m after leaving the clearing, this walk crosses a small timber bridge[12] and continues generally downhill for about 200m before the track bends right (away from the view of the power lines[13]). About 300m further down this track, this walk crosses a small intermittent creek[14]. Then over the next 500m, the track descends into the moist forest[15] to the base of a large cliff face[16] (up to your right), then crosses a section of timber boardwalk[17]. Over the next 100m, the track crosses another handful of sections of boardwalk[18] before the track leads along the side of the hill for a further 500m, out of the moist forest[19], passing some large boulders[20] and leading down to an intersection with a wider trail[21].
Here the walk veers right, following the GNW arrow post along the trail[22] and through the casuarina forest[23] for about 500m, then crosses a gully with a small intermittent creek[24]. The old trail leads generally down through the tall forest for another 1.3km then passes under a set of power lines[25]. Here the walk continues along the side of the valley, following an old trail through the tall eucalypt forest[26] for about 500m to pass through a usually closed gate[27] (staying left at the Y-intersection, just before the gate[28]).
The trail now narrows to a track[29] that leads along side the road (which is up to your right[30]), following a fence for about 180m before turning right and heading steeply up[31] to the safety barrier beside the road. Turning left, this walk now steps over a small stile[32] and follows behind the barrier (with the road on your right) for a short distance before veering left and down the steep rocky track[33] towards the house. The track follows the fence (near the house)[34] below the embankment for about 180m before leading back up to the road[35]. Here the walk follows the road a short distance to come to the end of the safety barrier[36], beside Bumble Hill Road.

(5.31 km) Int of Great North Walk and Bumble Hill Road to Yarramalong Track Head
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 310 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -30 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows GNW arrow post[37] gently downhill along the sealed Bumble Hill Rd. The road soon leads past the '60' speed limit sign[38], then the road bends left and leads down for another 120m to a T-intersection[39] with Yarramalong Rd, marked with a large 'Yarramalong Trackhead' sign[40] (with Yarramalong Store just to your right).

Yarramalong Store Alt = 32 m
Yarramalong Store is good place to have lunch or pick up the basic food supplies. The store serves hot food including burgers, chips, pies etc as well as cold drinks. The store is open 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week. There is a pay phone outside and a tap to refill water, and the store has its own fuel pump. Phone on (02)4356 1222. The address is 1625 Yarramalong Rd, Yarramalong NSW 2259. I always encourage people to use local stores like this on track, but since it is a small store it is worth phoning ahead to see what they have what you want in stock. It is a small store so choice is limited.

Yarramalong Manor Alt = 30 m
Yarramalong Manor offers accommodation and a restaurant in the picturesque Yarramalong Valley. The restaurant is open to the public for breakfast & lunch (10am weekdays and 9am weekends) daily, and dinner Friday and Saturday. Yarramalong Manor has 6 guest rooms, each with ensuite, TV, fridge and tea & coffee making facilities. Tariffs for bed and breakfast start at $95 - single, $75/person - twin share. ph:(02) 4356 1066. More info

Catch the bus to Int of Greta Road and power line service trail
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk A bus School service runs along Yarramalong Rd from Wyong. Since this is a school bus service it only heads into Yarramalong twice a day. Phone Busway on (02) 4392 6666 to organise a pick up (they are happy to take passengers. Timetable
Drive from Yarramalong Track Head
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
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Getting there

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To the start of the walk

Catch a bus to Yarramalong
A bus School service runs along Yarramalong Rd from Wyong. Since this is a school bus service it only heads into Yarramalong twice a day. Phone Busway on (02) 4392 6666 to organise a pick up (they are happy to take passengers. Get Timetable
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Driving Directions
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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Central Coast Canvas 33 Holloway Drv, Jilliby (02) 4353 9885 15 km
Wyong Warehouse & Camping World 59 Howarth St , Wyong (02) 4352 1501 17.3 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 18 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 21 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 21 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Bumble Hill Dray track (Greta Rd to Forest Road to Yarramalong).
Channel Call sign
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Site Distance and dir from Bumble Hill Dray track (Greta Rd to Forest Road to Yarramalong)
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8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 22 km (to the SSE)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 26 km (to the SE)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 41 km (to the NE)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 43 km (to the SSW)
2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 43 km (to the NE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region 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
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A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Walker Feedback

Comments
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alanm - Nice trail IP:125.254.74.xxx | 2013-08-31 06:55:52
Walked this section and then on to Cedar Brush Trackhead. I have a lot of respect for the old bullockies during the timber getting days. They must have been hard men!
I uploaded a video of the whole walk Greata Road to Cedar Brush Trackhead on youtube http://youtu.be/GPKmAGOpbBM
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