|The Welcome walk|
Come and meander at your own pace through this unique saltmarsh ecosystem. The timber boardwalk guides you among the mangroves as you keep an eye out for baby fish and crabs while also enjoy the birdlife. There are seats along the way making it easy to stop and just watch. There are information signs so you can get a deeper understanding of how precious this ecosystem is. Take the short side trip to the old Schoolmaster's House and step back in time exploring the historic artefacts and displays. The walk finishes with a stroll through Sue's Garden then along Cobbans Track to the car park. If you don't organise a lift from the end, allow extra time and retrace your steps or return along the road. (open in app)
Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for The Welcome walk
Map of Walk
Map of The Welcome walk
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Map Scale 500 meters
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
Cross sectional view of the The Welcome walk bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Welcome walk 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.
Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
This whole walk, 950m is flat with no steps.
Quality of track
Around 690m of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 250m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.
This whole walk, 950m is clearly signposted.
This whole walk, 950m requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 950m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
This whole walk, 950m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
Getting therePlan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk
Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to The Welcome walk.
Weather and Park info
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 8 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
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.