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Yuelarbah walking track to Flaggy Creek
Time: 40 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
5.8 km SSW of Newcastle
Length: 1.3 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.3 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Glenrock State Conservation Area
Climb: 52 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 52 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
Walk: Easy

A great way to explore the tree canopy and valley in one easy walk. From the car park, you will be lead along a 100m long elevated timber boardwalk that brings you eye level with the tree canopy. Continue into the valley following the gently undulating wide track to cross Flaggy Creek using a solid suspension bridge. From the bridge, it is just 40m to a pleasant picnic area near the creek. You will find a rough track leading down to the rock platform that forms the Flaggy Creek bed, from the picnic area. The walk is gently sloping downhill most of the way to the picnic area, so it is uphill the way back. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Yuelarbah walking track to Flaggy Creek

Map of Walk

Location

Yuelarbah walking track to Flaggy Creek bushwalking track notes
Map of Yuelarbah walking track to Flaggy Creek
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Yuelarbah car park
Int of Yuelarbah track & Glenrock scoutcamp track
Int of Yuelarbah & Flaggy Creek tracks
Starting point for this hiking track: Yuelarbah 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
 Wallsend 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-92323S 
 Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 

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Information sign at Yuelarbah car park
 
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Start of Yuelarbah track on The Great North Walk
 
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Top of the Yuelarbah Walking Track
 
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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 Yuelarbah walking track to Flaggy Creek bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Yuelarbah walking track to Flaggy Creek bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Yuelarbah walking track to Flaggy Creek bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Yuelarbah walking track to Flaggy Creek 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 1.3km
Time 40 mins
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Grade 2/6

Walk: Easy
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*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 580m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 80m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 660m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 660m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 660m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 660m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 660m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

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 Yuelarbah 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
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|

Yuelarbah car park Alt = 63 m
Yuelarbah car park[1] on Burwood Rd, Kahibah is the starting point to a number of walking and MTB tracks within the Glenrock State Conservation Area. There is a sheltered information sign[2] with historical and natural heritage information. There are about 25 parking bays, and a mobility parking bay[fac=8225].

(0 km) Yuelarbah car park to Int of Yuelarbah track AND Glenrock scoutcamp track
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 580 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = -33 m
From the Yuelarbah car park[3], this walk follows the 'Yuelarbah walking track' sign[4] down along the sealed footpath, between the timber bollards[fac=8226]. The footpath has a handrail on each side and initally zig zags[5] downhill before joining the timber boardwalk[6]. The elevated boardwalk[7] has (1m high) handrails[8] and leads through the bush for just shy of 100m, where there is a small step down[fac=8227] on to the gravel track. The walk continues gently downhill along the wide gravel track for 100m to pass a faint rough track (on the left, that leads to a picnic table [9][fac=8228]). This walk stays on the main wide path as is gently undulates mostly dowhill for another 400m, then coming to a 3-way intersection[10], marked with a 'Yuelarbah Track' sign[11] (and track[12] on the right) just before a large foot bridge[13].

(0.58 km) Int of Yuelarbah track & Glenrock scoutcamp track to Int of Yuelarbah & Flaggy Creek tracks
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 39 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[14], this walk follows the 'Yuelarbah Track' sign[15] down and across the large foot suspension bridge, over Flaggy Creek[16]. On the other side of the bridge, this walk leads gently up to a T-intersection[17] with a wide track[18].

(0.62 km) Int of Yuelarbah & Flaggy Creek tracks to Flaggy Creek picnic area
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - bushtrack
Length = 42 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -1 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the wide gravel track[19] towards the yellow and black sign in the distance[20], keeping the creek down to the left[21]. The track leads over a gentle rise then down to a concrete platform[22] with two picnic tables[23][fac=8229].

Flaggy Creek picnic area Alt = 46 m
The Flaggy Creek picnic area, is an unsignposted picnic area on the northern side of Flaggy Creek, near the suspension bridge. There are two picnic tables[fac=8229] on a large concrete slab. There is a rough track[24] that leads down to the cascades[25] on the creek. There is also a warning sign saying that the creek water may be contaminated from sewerage overflow and swimming is not advised.[26]. It is, however, a very pleasant spot to enjoy the quiet and peacefull valley.

Drive from Yuelarbah 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

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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)
Aussie Disposal Newcastle 4/ 14 Northcott Drv, Kotara (02) 4965 5500 2.9 km
Kathmandu 6 Northcott Drv, Kotara (02) 4952 1233 2.9 km
Boots Great Outdoors 27 Lambton Rd , Broadmeadow (02) 4969 4655 4.4 km
Camping World 3/ 276 Macquarie Rd , Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 5.8 km
Camping World Cnr Hillsborough & Macquarie Rds, Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 6.2 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Yuelarbah walking track to Flaggy Creek.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Yuelarbah walking track to Flaggy Creek
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1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 2 km (to the W)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
2 km (to the W)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 19 km (to the W)
2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 20 km (to the WNW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 53 km (to the SSW)

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
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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

Glenrock State Conservation Area Link to official closures and fire bans page

Region: Hunter & Mid North Coast
Park fees Camping
Current Park Closure information for Glenrock State Conservation Area
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Yuelarbah track is closed from the lookout to the beach until further notice
Yuelarbah track is closed from the lookout to the beach until further notice. The bridge midway along the track is deemed unsafe and will remain closed until a replacement of the bridge is completed. Access to the beach may still occur via the management trail and/or the Burwood track and Leggy Point Loop. For more information, please contact NPWS Lower Hunter area office on (02) 4946 4100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.


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