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Scotts Point circuit
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
15331 km SE of Kooragang
Length: 3.9 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 3.9 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
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: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This walk guides you around, then through the wetlands via Scott Point. You first walk along an old closed road on the banks of the Hunter River (north and south arms) then you meander along the lovely boardwalk through the heart of the wetlands then along the rainforest track to see a greater diversity of plants. You then return to the start by walking along a few roads giving you the sense of a stroll through rural farmlands. This lovely circuit walk gives you the sense of the variety of life in the precious ecosystem. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Scotts Point circuit

Map of Walk

Location

Scotts Point circuit bushwalking track notes
Map of Scotts Point circuit
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Riverside Park car park
Riverside Park car park int
Riverside Park int
Riverside Park car park int
Mid way pincic area
Scotts Point
Int of Scotts Point and Rainforest tracks
East end of Rainforest boardwalk
Silos car park
Starting point for this hiking track: Riverside Park car park

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 Scotts Point circuit bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Scotts Point circuit bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Scotts Point circuit bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Scotts Point circuit 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 3.9km
Time 1 hr 15 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
Around 2.5km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 1.3km is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
Around 3.2km 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, 3.9km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 3.9km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 3.2km 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 3.2km 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 Riverside Park car park
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) Riverside Park car park to Riverside Park car park int
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 16 m Time =
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
From the Riverside Park car park[1] at the end of The Lane, Kooragang, this walk heads over the grassy and gravel area through timber bollards[fac=8285][2] for less than 10m to come to an intersection just before the river, marked by a 'Riverside Park' sign[3].

(0.02 km) Riverside Park car park int to City Farm jetty
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 102 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -1 m
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[4].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Jetty' arrow[5] along the gravel path[6] keeping the river to the left. After about 40m the path leads past a sheltered picnic area[fac=8306] and water tap[fac=8309] (on the right) then continues for about 30m to come to a 'Hunter Wetlands National Park' information sign[7] (on the right). Here the walk leads onto the floating jetty ramp[8] with 1m metal fence that leads to the City Farm jetty[9] (there is an 8cm step[10] to access the actual jetty platform[11].
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then continue straight to continue along this walk.)

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[12] on the banks of the north arm of the Hunter River[13]. You will also find two picnic shelters[14][fac=8306][fac=8307], each with a water tank[fac=8309][fac=8308]. There is also an accessible toilet[15][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.

(0.02 km) Riverside Park car park int to Mid way pincic area
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 529 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk leads over the grassy section[16] between the car park and river, keeping the river to the right. At the far end of the car park the walk leads past the stone seats[fac=8286] then follows the 'Scotts Point' arrow[17] under the power lines, turning right at the intersection and following the asphalt trail for about 210m to pass a timber seat[fac=8287] (on the left). The walk continues along the trail for another 90m to pass a single picnic table[fac=8288]. The walk continues along the trail beside the river for another 180m to find the mid way picnic area with 2 picnic tables[fac=8289][18] (on the left), just before the timber bridge[19].

Mid way pincic area Alt = 2 m
This relaxed picnic area is found on the banks of the north arm of the Hunter River nestled among She Oaks[20] and the wetlands. There are two picnic tables[21][22][fac=8289] on concrete slabs beside the trail. The grassy area around the tables can become boggy[23] after rain or very high tides. A pleasant naturally shaded area with some protection from light winds.

(0.55 km) Mid way pincic area to Scotts Point
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 701 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the picnic area, this walk follows the old road over the 2.7m wide timber bridge[24], keeping the river to the right. Over the next 200m the walk leads past a series of large orange triangle boat navigation markers[25] with lovely views over the river[26]. The walk continues along the old road for another 250m to pass a 'Scotts Point Way' sign[27] where there are more views of the wetlands[28] (to the left) The walk continues for another 220m to come to the open grassy area and Scotts Point picnic area, marked with 3 signs[29] (close to the water on the right), a picnic table[fac=8290] (on the left) and a sheltered sitting area[fac=8291] with a water tap[fac=8292]. There are beautiful views of the confluence of two water ways with a view across a shipping area and a bridge and distant views of the mountains.

Scotts Point Alt = 2 m
Scotts Point is home to a water tank[fac=8292], picnic table[fac=8290] and seating shelter[fac=8291] beside an open grassy area at the confluence of the north and south arms of the Hunter River[30]. There are views down the river to Hexham bridge and past some shipping areas[31]. There are a series of signs [32][33][34] to explain more about the local area. This is a lovely spot to rest and enjoy the river and the wetlands.

(1.25 km) Scotts Point to Int of Scotts Point and Rainforest tracks
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 602 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From Scotts Point picnic area[fac=8291], this walk follows the gravel old road, keeping the river to the right[35]. This walk then gently meanders along the edge of the wetlands for about 170m to the 'Green and Golden Bell Frog' information sign[36] then 100m later lead past a small timber seat[37][fac=8293]. The walk continues along the old road for another 180m to pass another small seat[fac=8294] the 150m later this walk comes to a 3-way intersection[38] marked by a sheltered sign[39] (on the right) and Scotts Point Way sign[40] (just before a locked gate).

(1.85 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 left : From the intersection, this walk heads directly away from the river, following 'The Silos' arrow[41] down across the dip[fac=8297] and along the dirt track passing 3 seats[fac=8295] to find the fibreglass boardwalk[42]. 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[43] 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[44], Great Egret[45], Cattle Egret[46], Glossy Ibis[47], Australian White Ibis[48], Straw-necked Ibis[49], Common Greenshank[50], Sharp-tailed Sandpiper[51], Curlew Sandpiper[52], or if very lucky a Painted Snipe[53].

(2.08 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'[54] (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[55][56][57][58][59][60][61][62][63][64][65][66][67][68][69][70][71] for 230m to come to another small timber seat[fac=8303][72]. From this seat this walk leads for another 150m through the forest past a few more plant information signs[73][74][75][76] to then cross a short fibreglass bridge[77]. 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[78] beside Millams Rd, Kooragang.

(2.78 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[79] out of the car park and turns left to walk along side Millams Rd[80]. This walk continues along the asphalt road[81] (being careful of traffic) for 300m to head under the power lines[82] then turn left on to the dirt road[83], following 'The Lane' sign[84]. This walk then follows the dirt 'The Lane' beside the power lines for 700m to come to the asphalt Riverside Park car park[85] at the end of the road.

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
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Getting there

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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)
Kathmandu 6 Northcott Drv, Kotara (02) 4952 1233 11.4 km
Aussie Disposal Newcastle 4/ 14 Northcott Drv, Kotara (02) 4965 5500 11.5 km
Wallsend Army Disposal Store Cnr Tyrrell & Council Sts, Wallsend (02) 4951 5725 8.4 km
Boots Great Outdoors 27 Lambton Rd , Broadmeadow (02) 4969 4655 10.4 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 Scotts Point circuit.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Scotts Point circuit
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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 20 km (to the WSW)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 22 km (to the SW)
4 BOR04 Redgums Property 331 Lowes Lane BOORAL 44 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 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
°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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