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Greta road to Cedar Brush track head
Time: 6 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.6 km W of Yarramalong
Length: 17 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 17 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Wyong(LGA)
Climb: 547 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 547 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: One way
Track: Hard

This walk follows the Great North Walk from Greta road to the Cedar Brush track head, via the Bumble Hill Dray track and the Yarramalong General Store. While most of this walk is on the road, it does provide a good, mostly level bushwalk and a great stroll along a quiet country road, through a pleasant rural community. The Yarramalong general store is a great place to stop for lunch. Yarramalong is worth exploring, and the historic church is worth a look. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Greta road to Cedar Brush track head

Map of Walk

Location

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Int of Greta Road and Cherry Lane
Int of Greta Road and power line service trail
Bumble Hill Dray track tower
Int of Great North Walk and Bumble Hill Road
Yarramalong Track Head
Int of Brush Creek and Ravensdale Roads
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Greta Road and Cherry Lane

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Photo Gallery

 
Int fo Cherry lane and Greta road
 
Int fo Cherry lane and Greta road +
 
Great North Walk
 
Great North Walk +
 
Winding under powerlines
 
Winding under powerlines +

 
down through the bush
 
down through the bush +
 
Bumble Hill Dray track
 
Bumble Hill Dray track +
 
Bumble Hill Dray track
 
Bumble Hill Dray track +

 
Bumble Hill road
 
Bumble Hill road +
 
Yarramalong General Store
 
Yarramalong General Store +
 
Ravensdale road
 
Ravensdale road +

 
Dilapidated shed
 
Dilapidated shed +
 
Intersection of Brush Creek Rd and Ravensdale Rd
 
Intersection of Brush Creek Rd and Ravensdale Rd +
 
Cedar Brush track head
 
Cedar Brush track head +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Greta road to Cedar Brush track head bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Greta road to Cedar Brush track head bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Greta road to Cedar Brush track head bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Greta road to Cedar Brush track head 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 17km
Time 6 hrs 30 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
12km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 4.6km has short steep hills. The remaining (670m) is very steep.

Quality of track
8km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 5km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (3.3km) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 12km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 5km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 12km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 4.6km requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 12km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 4.6km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 12km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 4.6km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Drive to Int of Greta Road and Cherry Lane
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 Cherry Lane to Int of Greta Road and power line service trail
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 430 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 29 m Descent = 0 m
From the intersection[1], this walk follows the 'The Great North Walk' sign[2] gently uphill along the grassy verge (under the power lines) keeping Greta Road just to your left[3]. After 120m this walk crosses a driveway[4] and continues along side the road for almost 250m to near the top of the hill, just before the high tension power lines. Here the walk turns left to cross the road to find a 'Great North Walk' signposted[5] intersection beside a locked gate and style[6].

(0.43 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
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Great North Walk' sign[7] over the fence using the stile[8]. Here the walk follows a wide trail around the large tower[9], then follows the narrower track straight down the hill[10]. The track crosses a small gully then leads up to follow a trail[11] around the next tall tower. Here a GNW arrow post[12] leads left, away from the trail and steeply downhill[13] 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[14] on the other side of the tower.

(1.1 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[15], this walk follows the GNW arrow post[16] steeply downhill for a short distance, then turns right and follow another GNW arrow post[17] into the bush. About 50m after leaving the clearing, this walk crosses a small timber bridge[18] and continues generally downhill for about 200m before the track bends right (away from the view of the power lines[19]). About 300m further down this track, this walk crosses a small intermittent creek[20]. Then over the next 500m, the track descends into the moist forest[21] to the base of a large cliff face[22] (up to your right), then crosses a section of timber boardwalk[23]. Over the next 100m, the track crosses another handful of sections of boardwalk[24] before the track leads along the side of the hill for a further 500m, out of the moist forest[25], passing some large boulders[26] and leading down to an intersection with a wider trail[27].
Here the walk veers right, following the GNW arrow post along the trail[28] and through the casuarina forest[29] for about 500m, then crosses a gully with a small intermittent creek[30]. The old trail leads generally down through the tall forest for another 1.3km then passes under a set of power lines[31]. Here the walk continues along the side of the valley, following an old trail through the tall eucalypt forest[32] for about 500m to pass through a usually closed gate[33] (staying left at the Y-intersection, just before the gate[34]).
The trail now narrows to a track[35] that leads along side the road (which is up to your right[36]), following a fence for about 180m before turning right and heading steeply up[37] to the safety barrier beside the road. Turning left, this walk now steps over a small stile[38] and follows behind the barrier (with the road on your right) for a short distance before veering left and down the steep rocky track[39] towards the house. The track follows the fence (near the house)[40] below the embankment for about 180m before leading back up to the road[41]. Here the walk follows the road a short distance to come to the end of the safety barrier[42], beside Bumble Hill Road.

(5.74 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[43] gently downhill along the sealed Bumble Hill Rd. The road soon leads past the '60' speed limit sign[44], then the road bends left and leads down for another 120m to a T-intersection[45] with Yarramalong Rd, marked with a large 'Yarramalong Trackhead' sign[46] (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

(6.05 km) Yarramalong Track Head to Int of Brush Creek and Ravensdale Roads
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 3.3 km Time = 57 mins
Climb = 48 m Descent = -53 m
Turn left: From the 'Yarramalong Trackhead' (at the intersection of Yarramalong and Bumble Hill Roads)[47][48], this walk follows the 'Cedar Brush Creek' sign along Yarramalong Road[49], away from Yarramalong Store. This walk continues through Yarramalong for about 400m, to cross a bridge[50] over the Wyong River[51]. Then this walk continues straight ahead past farm properties[52][53], undulating gently, for just shy of 3km, until coming to a three-way intersection[54][55], with 'Brush Creek Road' and a GNW 'Cedar Brush' sign on the left.

(9.35 km) Int of Brush Creek and Ravensdale Roads to Cedar Brush Track Head
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 7.66 km Time = 2 hrs 21 mins
Climb = 193 m Descent = -145 m
Veer left: From the intersection[56][57], this walk follows the GNW arrow marker and Brush Creek Road gently downhill, while keeping Ravensdale Road on your right. This walk continues gently uphill, passing numerous farm properties[58] for about 300m, then crossing a timber bridge[59]. Then this walk continues on gravel road (with occasional sealed sections) amongst more farm properties[60][61] for about 6.7km, crossing over a timber bridge[62] to find a four-way intersection[63] with 'Kingtree Ln' and 'Misty Valley Ln'. This walk continues straight ahead for another 600m, until coming to an intersection[64] with the 'Cedar Brush Trackhead' sign[65] and track on the right.

Drive from Cedar Brush Track Head
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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 15.3 km
Wyong Warehouse & Camping World 59 Howarth St , Wyong (02) 4352 1501 17.7 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 18.4 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 21.3 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 21.4 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Greta road to Cedar Brush track head.
Channel Call sign
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Site Distance and dir from Greta road to Cedar Brush track head
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8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 23 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
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alanm - Beautiful late winters day IP:125.254.74.xxx | 2013-08-31 06:53:00
It was a very pleasant day and the descent to Yarramalong was very nice, once the powerlines were left and the walk along the road to Cedar Brush Trackhead was very relaxing - if a bit long on the road.
Video on youtube at http://youtu.be/GPKmAGOpbBM
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