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Georges Road Rest Area to 125r Lookout
Time: 3 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
14.7 km NW of Cooranbong
Length: 4.4 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 4.4 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Watagans National Park
Climb: 209 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 209 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
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

This return walk starts from a nice rest area on Georges Road and follows the road along the ridge, passing several great lookout points across the valley, to the quiet little 125r lookout, which provides a nice open clearing that just screams lunch time. Please note that Watagan and Georges Roads are dry weather roads only, if you are unsure, check with the park office before heading out. This walk can be made shorter by driving further along Georges Rd. (open in app)


There are closures in Watagans National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Georges Road Rest Area to 125r Lookout

Map of Walk

Location

                Sponsor of Georges Road Rest Area to 125r Lookout bushwalking tracknotes
Map of Georges Road Rest Area to 125r Lookout
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Northern rest area
Top of the 125r Lookout trail
Starting point for this hiking track: Top of the 125r Lookout 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
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 Cessnock 1:100 000 Map Series 9132 

Photo Gallery

 
Georges road rest area
 
Georges road rest area +
 
Georges road
 
Georges road +
 
125r lookout track intersection
 
125r lookout track intersection +

 
125r lookout clearing
 
125r lookout clearing +
 
view from 125r lookout clearing
 
view from 125r lookout clearing +
 
view from 125r lookout
 
view from 125r lookout +

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 Georges Road Rest Area to 125r Lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Georges Road Rest Area to 125r Lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Georges Road Rest Area to 125r Lookout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Georges Road Rest Area to 125r Lookout bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 4.4km
Time 3 hrs 30 mins
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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 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 1.3km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 860m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 2.2km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
This whole walk, 2.2km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 2.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.2km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 2.2km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

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.
Drive to Northern rest area
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.
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Great North Walk Rest Area Alt = 460 m
This is a small rest area on the side of Georges Road, providing room to rest up and for a small campfire. There are also some nice views through the trees but be careful as this rest area is near a steep drop.

(0 km) Northern rest area to Top of the 125r Lookout trail
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.32 km Time = 31 mins
Climb = 68 m Descent = -76 m
From the clearing, this walk follows Georges Road, initially keeping the views on your right. The walk leads downhill for a few hundred metres, then notably becomes moderately steep downhill for another 400m before flattening to cross a wide saddle. On the other side of the saddle, this walk leads uphill for about 400m, then the track flattens out and bends right to come to a three-way intersection[1], with the signposted '125r Lookout' trail (on the left).

(1.32 km) Top of the 125r Lookout trail to 125r Lookout Rest Area
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 860 m Time = 17 mins
Climb = 15 m Descent = -50 m
Turn left: From the intersection[2], this walk follows the '125r Lookout' sign[3] south gently downhill[4] along the grassy trail. The walk continues through forest[5] for about 900m, until coming to the end of the road[6] and an unfenced lookout with wide valley views[7].

125r Lookout Alt = 418 m
The 125r Lookout, in the Watagan National Park, is located on a track off Georges Road[8]. This unfenced clearing[9] is on a cliff edge and has broad views o over the surrounding valleys[10][11]. This small clearing has been used as a campsite[12].

Drive from Northern rest area
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

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

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Near by


Campsites in the park
Bangalow camping ground
Gap Creek camping ground


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Carneys Sport & Leisure 137 Vincent St , Cessnock (02) 4991 2208 15.3 km
Lake Macquarie Kayaks & Camping Unit 1 61 Alliance Ave, Morisset (02) 4973 2028 19.8 km
Camping World Cnr Hillsborough & Macquarie Rds, Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 28.8 km
East Lake Refrigeration 511 Lake Rd , Argenton (02) 4958 6255 26.9 km
Camping World 3/ 276 Macquarie Rd , Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 29.2 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Georges Road Rest Area to 125r Lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Georges Road Rest Area to 125r Lookout
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6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 16 km (to the E)
2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 17 km (to the ENE)
1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 33 km (to the E)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
33 km (to the E)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 47 km (to the SSE)

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 wx61242
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A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Watagans National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page

Region: Hunter & Mid North Coast
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Watagans National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Click Creek fire trail and Slippery Rock Road
Click Creek fire trail is closed due to extensive storm damage. The trail will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed. Slippery Rock Road is closed due to eroded surfaces making conditions unsafe. The road will reopen, subject to conditions, once maintenance work is completed. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Safety alerts: Access to park during inclement weather
Roads in Watagans National Park are unsealed, and accessible by 2WD in dry conditions only. 4WD's should be used at all other times. Gates and roads may be temporarily closed to prevent damage when wet. Please contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah office on (02) 4972 9000 for more information.


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