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Rainforest walk to Riverside Park
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
15329.8 km SE of Kooragang
Length: 2 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 2 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Hunter Wetlands National Park
Climb: 0 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 0 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: Moderate

This walk leads through the heart of Hunter Wetlands National Park allowing you to explore this area rich in history and nature. The boardwalk takes you through a wetland with great water bird viewing opportunities, the rainforest walk leads you through a diverse forest with information signs about the plants. The walk then finishes with a road walk through open areas to the well-established Riverside picnic area on the banks of the Hunter River. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Rainforest walk to Riverside Park

Map of Walk

Location

Rainforest walk to Riverside Park bushwalking track notes
Map of Rainforest walk to Riverside Park
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End of Scotts Point Way
Int of Scotts Point and Rainforest tracks
East end of Rainforest boardwalk
Silos car park
Riverside Park car park
Riverside Park car park int
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Scotts Point and Rainforest tracks

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
 Beresfield 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-92323N 
 Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 

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Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Rainforest walk to Riverside Park bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Rainforest walk to Riverside Park bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Rainforest walk to Riverside Park bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Rainforest walk to Riverside Park 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 2km
Time 45 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
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
This whole walk, 2km has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
Around 1.3km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 700m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
This whole walk, 2km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 1.3km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 700m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 1.3km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 700m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes

Drive to End of Scotts Point Way
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|

(0 km) End of Scotts Point Way to Int of Scotts Point and Rainforest tracks
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 25 m Time =
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
From the car park[1] at the end of Scotts Point Way Kooragang, this walk heads towards then around the metal gate[2] between the timber bollard[fac=8296] to walk for 15m to the 3-way intersection, marked by a large 'Welcome to Ash Island' sign [3].

(0.03 km) Int of Scotts Point and Rainforest tracks to East end of Rainforest boardwalk
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 234 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads directly away from the river, following 'The Silos' arrow[4] down across the dip[fac=8297] and along the dirt track passing 3 seats[fac=8295] to find the fibreglass boardwalk[5]. This walk follows the boardwalk for 200m as it winds through the wetlands giving great views and bird watching opportunities to then come to the end of the raised boardwalk and start of a dirt track.

Rainforest boardwalk Alt = 2 m
The boardwalk leads through the beautiful Kooragang Wetlands[6] giving great views of the water plants and birds. Specifically, this walk leads over the Water Ribbon Swale, an abandoned channel of the Hunter River. You might be lucky enough to see
Chestnut Teal[7], Great Egret[8], Cattle Egret[9], Glossy Ibis[10], Australian White Ibis[11], Straw-necked Ibis[12], Common Greenshank[13], Sharp-tailed Sandpiper[14], Curlew Sandpiper[15], or if very lucky a Painted Snipe[16].

(0.26 km) East end of Rainforest boardwalk to Silos car park
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 699 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the east end of Rainforest boardwalk, this walk heads along the grass and dirt track, away from the boardwalk for 160m passing through a few potentially boggy sections[fac=8299][fac=8300] to come to a picnic table[fac=8301] by the 'Fallen Ash Grove'[17] (on the right). This walk continues along the track for another 35m to pass a small timber seat[fac=8302] then the track leads past a series of plant information signs[18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34] for 230m to come to another small timber seat[fac=8303][35]. From this seat this walk leads for another 150m through the forest past a few more plant information signs[36][37][38][39] to then cross a short fibreglass bridge[40]. About 35m past this small bridge the track leads past another seat[fac=8304] (on the left) then 90m later leads between the timber bollards[fac=8305] to find the concrete 'Silos' car park[41] beside Millams Rd, Kooragang.

(0.96 km) Silos car park to Riverside Park car park
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 1.09 km Time = 16 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the Silos car park, this walk heads[42] out of the car park and turns left to walk along side Millams Rd[43]. This walk continues along the asphalt road[44] (being careful of traffic) for 300m to head under the power lines[45] then turn left on to the dirt road[46], following 'The Lane' sign[47]. This walk then follows the dirt 'The Lane' beside the power lines for 700m to come to the asphalt Riverside Park car park[48] at the end of the road.

(2.04 km) Riverside Park car park to Riverside Park int
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack,footpath
Length = 32 m Time =
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the Riverside Park car park[49] at the end of The Lane, Kooragang, this walk heads over the grassy and gravel area through timber bollards[fac=8285][50] for less than 10m to come to an intersection just before the river, marked by a 'Riverside Park' sign[51].
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the gravel track to cross the short fibreglass bridge, keeping the river to the left. After about 10m this walk comes to a 3-way intersection with a gravel footpath, marked by an arrow post sign[52].

Riverside Park Alt = 2 m
Riverside Park is found near the end of 'The Lane', Kooragang within Hunter Wetlands National Park. There is the City Farm jetty[53] on the banks of the north arm of the Hunter River[54]. You will also find two picnic shelters[55][fac=8306][fac=8307], each with a water tank[fac=8309][fac=8308]. There is also an accessible toilet[56][fac=8311] at the back of the grassy area. There are a few walks that leave from the area and it is also a popular fishing and bird watching area.

Drive from Riverside Park car park
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

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Driving Directions
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To the start of the walk

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From the end of the walk

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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Wallsend Army Disposal Store Cnr Tyrrell & Council Sts, Wallsend (02) 4951 5725 7.4 km
Kathmandu 6 Northcott Drv, Kotara (02) 4952 1233 11 km
Aussie Disposal Newcastle 4/ 14 Northcott Drv, Kotara (02) 4965 5500 11.1 km
Boots Great Outdoors 27 Lambton Rd , Broadmeadow (02) 4969 4655 10.2 km
Castle Canvas Pty Ltd 754 Hunter St , Newcastle West (02) 4961 6222 11.4 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Rainforest walk to Riverside Park.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Rainforest walk to Riverside Park
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1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 14 km (to the S)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
14 km (to the S)
2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 19 km (to the WSW)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 21 km (to the SW)
4 BOR04 Redgums Property 331 Lowes Lane BOORAL 45 km (to the NE)

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

Hunter Wetlands National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Hunter Wetlands National Park is in Kooragang north of Newcastle. The island national park is based around a the Kooragang Wetlands is home to interesting historic and natural features. Enjoy boardwalks, river views, bike riding and picnicking.
Region: Hunter & Mid North Coast
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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