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Abbotts Falls Walking Track
Time: 3 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
9.3 km WNW of Cooranbong
Length: 7.3 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 7.3 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Olney State Forest
Climb: 329 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 329 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: Hard

This circuit takes you through both dry and moist forest, using a combination of walking trails and wider tracks. The side trip to the dammed pool is recommended, to see the deep Aboriginal carved grooves by the pool. This walk travels through open forest with wild flowers (in season) to descend into a moist rainforest environment near Abbotts Falls. This is great place to cool off on a hot summer’s day. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Abbotts Falls Walking Track

Map of Walk

Location

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Pines Camping Area
Int of Pines and Abbotts Falls walking trails
Int of Pines and Abbotts Falls Track
Pines Picnic AreaToilet Block on Palmers Rd
Int of Palmers Road and Abbotts Falls walking trail
Int of Abbotts Falls walking trail and Howes Road
Int of Abbotts Falls walking trail and Abbotts Road
End of Abbotts Road
Abbotts Falls Track (near Dora Creek)
Dora Creek
Abbotts Falls
Abbotts Falls service trail
Int of Abbotts Falls service trail and German Point Road
Int of German Point Road and Watagan Forest Road
Int of Abbotts Falls & Casuarina Tracks
Int of Abbotts Falls Track & Turpentine Rd
Turpentine Campsite
Starting point for this hiking track: Pines Camping Area

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)

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Photo Gallery

 
Fireplace in the pines camping ground in the Watagans
 
Fireplace in the pines camping ground in the Watagans +
 
Track and track marker in pines camping ground in the Watagans
 
Track and track marker in pines camping ground in the Watagans +
 
Track near pines camping area in the Watagans
 
Track near pines camping area in the Watagans +

 
Walking track sign in Pines campground
 
Walking track sign in Pines campground +
 
Timber bridge in the Watagans
 
Timber bridge in the Watagans +
 
Shallow creek ford in the Watagans
 
Shallow creek ford in the Watagans +

 
Waterfall near Pines camping ground in the Watagans
 
Waterfall near Pines camping ground in the Watagans +
 
Dammed pool on the Pines walking track in the Watagans
 
Dammed pool on the Pines walking track in the Watagans +
 
Track to the Pines picnic area in the Watagans
 
Track to the Pines picnic area in the Watagans +

 
Track to the Pines picnic area in the Watagans
 
Track to the Pines picnic area in the Watagans +
 
Pines picnic area in the Watagans
 
Pines picnic area in the Watagans +
 
Pines picnic area in the Watagans
 
Pines picnic area in the Watagans +

 
Metal shelter at the Pines picnic area in the Watagans
 
Metal shelter at the Pines picnic area in the Watagans +
 
Toilet block at the Pines picnic area in the Watagans
 
Toilet block at the Pines picnic area in the Watagans +
 
Inside the toilet at the Pines picnic area in the Watagans
 
Inside the toilet at the Pines picnic area in the Watagans +

 
Palmers Rd in the Watagans
 
Palmers Rd in the Watagans +
 
Palmers Rd near the Pines picnic area
 
Palmers Rd near the Pines picnic area +
 
track marker near Pines picnic area
 
track marker near Pines picnic area +

 
Sign to Abbotts Falls in the Watagans
 
Sign to Abbotts Falls in the Watagans +
 
Patersonia sericea flower in the Watagans
 
Patersonia sericea flower in the Watagans +
 
Track and sign in the Watagans
 
Track and sign in the Watagans +

 
Track and creek on the way to Abbotts Falls in the Watagans
 
Track and creek on the way to Abbotts Falls in the Watagans +
 
Pea flower near the pines picnic area
 
Pea flower near the pines picnic area +
 
Termite mound in the Watagans
 
Termite mound in the Watagans +

 
Rocky track in the Watagans
 
Rocky track in the Watagans +
 
Narrow track towards the Abbotts Falls in the Watagans
 
Narrow track towards the Abbotts Falls in the Watagans +
 
Old broken timber bridge on the track towards Abbotts Falls in the Watagans
 
Old broken timber bridge on the track towards Abbotts Falls in the Watagans +

 
Patersonia Lily Flowers and tree stump in the Watagans
 
Patersonia Lily Flowers and tree stump in the Watagans +
 
Timber post near Abbotts Falls in the Watagans
 
Timber post near Abbotts Falls in the Watagans +
 
Management trail in the Watagans
 
Management trail in the Watagans +

 
Old yellow sign near Abbotts Falls in the Watagans
 
Old yellow sign near Abbotts Falls in the Watagans +
 
Steep track towards Abbotts Falls and Dora Creek in the Watagans
 
Steep track towards Abbotts Falls and Dora Creek in the Watagans +
 
Track towards Dora Creek in the Watagans
 
Track towards Dora Creek in the Watagans +

 
Track near Dora Creek
 
Track near Dora Creek +
 
Views near Dora Creek in the Watagans
 
Views near Dora Creek in the Watagans +
 
Path down into valley
 
Path down into valley +

 
Track marker near Dora Creek
 
Track marker near Dora Creek +
 
Rocky track towards Abbotts Falls in the Watagans
 
Rocky track towards Abbotts Falls in the Watagans +
 
Rainforest in the Watagans
 
Rainforest in the Watagans +

 
Rocks and rainforest in the Watagans
 
Rocks and rainforest in the Watagans +
 
Forest near Abbotts Falls in the Watagans
 
Forest near Abbotts Falls in the Watagans +
 
Attractive epiphyte vines near Abbotts Falls
 
Attractive epiphyte vines near Abbotts Falls +

 
Dora Creek near Abbotts Falls
 
Dora Creek near Abbotts Falls +
 
Dora Creek above Abbotts Falls in the Watagans
 
Dora Creek above Abbotts Falls in the Watagans +
 
Dora Creek looking towards Abbotts Falls in the Watagans
 
Dora Creek looking towards Abbotts Falls in the Watagans +

 
Dora Creek with leaves in the Watagans
 
Dora Creek with leaves in the Watagans +
 
Track leaving Dora Creek near Abbotts Falls in the Watagans
 
Track leaving Dora Creek near Abbotts Falls in the Watagans +
 
Track in the Watagans
 
Track in the Watagans +

 
Moss covered boulders
 
Moss covered boulders +
 
Logs over the track near Abbotts Falls in the Watagans
 
Logs over the track near Abbotts Falls in the Watagans +
 
Management trail in the Watagans
 
Management trail in the Watagans +

 
Steep track in the Watagans
 
Steep track in the Watagans +
 
Intersection with German Point Rd in the Watagans
 
Intersection with German Point Rd in the Watagans +
 
Intersection with German Point Rd in the Watagans
 
Intersection with German Point Rd in the Watagans +

 
German Point Rd in the Watagans
 
German Point Rd in the Watagans +
 
German Point Rd in the Watagans
 
German Point Rd in the Watagans +
 
Insect on German Point Rd in the Watagans
 
Insect on German Point Rd in the Watagans +

 
Hibbertia Flower on German Point Rd in the Watagans
 
Hibbertia Flower on German Point Rd in the Watagans +
 
Puddle on German Point Rd in the Watagans
 
Puddle on German Point Rd in the Watagans +
 
German Point Rd in the Watagans
 
German Point Rd in the Watagans +

 
German Point Rd near Watagan Forest Rd in the Watagans
 
German Point Rd near Watagan Forest Rd in the Watagans +
 
Track marker near German Point Rd in the Watagans
 
Track marker near German Point Rd in the Watagans +
 
Small timber track marker in the Watagans
 
Small timber track marker in the Watagans +

 
Looking at German Point Rd in the Watagans
 
Looking at German Point Rd in the Watagans +
 
Track intersection near Casuarina campsite in the Watagans
 
Track intersection near Casuarina campsite in the Watagans +
 
Track to Casuasina campsite in the Watagans
 
Track to Casuasina campsite in the Watagans +

 
Toilet block at Cauuarina campsite in the Watagans
 
Toilet block at Cauuarina campsite in the Watagans +
 
Sign to Turpentines camping area in the Watagans
 
Sign to Turpentines camping area in the Watagans +
 
Road to Turpentines campsite in the Watagans
 
Road to Turpentines campsite in the Watagans +

 
Sitting area at the Turpentines campsite in the Watagans
 
Sitting area at the Turpentines campsite in the Watagans +
 
Sign to the toilets in the Watagans
 
Sign to the toilets in the Watagans +
 
Fireplace at the Turpentine campsite in the Watagans
 
Fireplace at the Turpentine campsite in the Watagans +

 
Looking down into the creek by Turpentine campsite in the Watagans
 
Looking down into the creek by Turpentine campsite in the Watagans +
 
Track down to the creek near Turpentine campsite in the Watagans
 
Track down to the creek near Turpentine campsite in the Watagans +
 
Track with exposed roots near Turpentine campsite
 
Track with exposed roots near Turpentine campsite +

 
Timber footbridge over creek near Turpentine campsite in the Watagans
 
Timber footbridge over creek near Turpentine campsite in the Watagans +
 
Track and bridge over creek near Pines campsite in the Watagans
 
Track and bridge over creek near Pines campsite in the Watagans +
 
Picnic area at the Pines campsite in the Watagans
 
Picnic area at the Pines campsite in the Watagans +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Abbotts Falls Walking Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Abbotts Falls Walking Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Abbotts Falls Walking Track bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Abbotts Falls Walking Track 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 7km
Time 3 hrs
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*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
4.4km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 2.5km has short steep hills. The remaining (400m) is very steep.

Quality of track
4.3km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 2km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (1km) follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs
Around 6km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 1.7km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
5km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 2.3km requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (30m) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
4.5km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 2.8km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (30m) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Track Notes


Drive to Pines Camping Area
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The Pines Camping Area Alt = 405 m
The Pines Camping Area is large and popular, and positioned under large pine trees which provide excellent shade. These trees are remnants from trial plantings of different pine species, established in the 1920s and 1930s. The campsite has pit toilets, picnic tables, fireplaces and water (treat water before use - water maybe unavailable). There is access to the creek for cooling off in the summer. More info

(0 km) Pines Camping Area to Int of Pines & Abbotts Falls Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 122 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -9 m
From the Pines Camping area[1], this walk follows the track[2] gently downhill (passing a 'Walking Track' sign[3] on your left. Then this walk follows the track for about 30m to find a rotten timber footbridge[4]. This walk crosses the footbridge and after about 10m, comes to a T-intersection with a track.

(0.12 km) Int of Pines and Abbotts Falls walking trails to Dammed Pool
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 115 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -8 m
Turn left: From the intersection[5], this walk follows the track gently downhill[6], keeping the creek on your left. This walk follows the track (ignoring a creek ford[7] to the left) for about 25m, to find stone cut steps. This walk follows the track down the stone steps for about 20m to find a small waterfall[8] (on your left). The track continues gently downhill through moist forest[9] for about 80m, until coming to timber railings[10] and a dammed pool[11].
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then continue straight to continue along this walk.)

Dammed Pool on the Pines Walking track Alt = 390 m
The dammed pool by Dora Creek (on the Pine walking track) is surrounded by lovely moist eucalypt forest and has an attractive dammed pool. Then is also evidence of axe-sharpening rubbing grooves on damp rock shelves from historical aboriginal use. The dammed pool is on the Pines loop walk, which can be begun from either the Pines campsite or the Pines picnic area. More info

(0.12 km) Int of Pines and Abbotts Falls Track to Pines Picnic Area Toilet Block on Palmers Rd
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 470 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 31 m Descent = -1 m
Turn right: From the intersection[12], this walk follows the track gently uphill (keeping the creek to your right). This walk follows the track for about 140m (ignoring a timber stepped track[13] down to the creek). This walk continues to follow the track gently uphill away from the creek through large pine trees[14] for about 130m, to find the Pines Picnic Area[15] (large open area with metal shelter on the right[16]). This walk then passes through the picnic area for about 200m to the toilet block[17] on Palmers Rd.

(0.59 km) Pines Picnic AreaToilet Block on Palmers Rd to Int of Palmers Rd & Abbotts Falls Track
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 371 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -9 m
Veer left: From the toilet block[18], this walk follows a level management trail (Palmers Rd), keeping the picnic area on your left and the bush on your right. This walk follows the trail for about 400m, until coming to a large open area[19] and 'Abbots Falls Walking Trail' sign[20].

Pines picnic area Alt = 424 m
This large picnic area is often used by groups participating in Forests NSW’s school and community programs. The area provides plenty of tree cover, as well as a number of picnic benches and tables. There is a large shelter built and reserved for the Forests NSW’s programs, but is available for use at any other time. The area is surrounded by native plants and animals.

(0.96 km) Int of Palmers Road and Abbotts Falls walking trail to Int of Abbotts Falls Track & Howes Rd
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 191 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -6 m
Turn left: From the 'Abbotts Falls Walking Trail' sign[21] on Palmers Rd, this walk follows the track gently downhill, passing the sign (on your right). About 70m along the track, this walk finds another 'Abbotts Falls Walking Trail' sign[22]. This walk continues to follow the track (passing the second sign to your right) moderately steeply downhill, crossing a small creek[23] after about 45m. Then this walk continues to follow the moderately steep trail uphill for about 60m, until coming to a four-way intersection[24], with a narrow management trail[25](Howes Rd).

(1.15 km) Int of Abbotts Falls walking trail and Howes Road to Int of Abbotts Falls walking trail and Abbotts Road
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 682 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -48 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[26], this walk follows the level track east, passing the track marker[27] (on your left). Then this walk continues to follow the track through re-growth bush[28] for about 600m, before descending moderately steeply[29] to cross a dilapidated timber bridge[30] over a dry creek. The track continues moderately steeply uphill[31] for about 60m, until coming to a T-intersection[32], with a management trail[33] (Abbotts Rd).

(1.84 km) Int of Abbotts Falls walking trail and Abbotts Road to End of Abbotts Road
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 182 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = -5 m
Turn left: From the intersection[34], this walk follows the management trail (Abbotts Rd) north and moderately steeply uphill[35], while keeping the red track marker on your left. This walk continues to follow the trail for about 90m (to find a highpoint on the trail). The trail continues moderately steeply downhill[36] for about 100m, until coming to the end of the management trail[37] (Abbotts Rd) and a track marker[38] (on the right).

(2.02 km) End of Abbotts Road to Abbotts Falls Track (near Dora Creek)
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 401 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = -113 m
Turn right: From the end of Abbotts Rd[39], this walk follow the track steeply downhill[40] (passing a track marker[41] on the left). The walk continues to follow the track through switch backs and thick forest[42] (with views on the left[43]) for about 400m, until coming to a red metal track marker[44] (with Dora Creek[45] 20m beyond the marker).

(2.42 km) Abbotts Falls Track (near Dora Creek) to Dora Creek
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 337 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 15 m Descent = -32 m
Veer left: From the red metal track marker[46] (with Dora Creek 20m beyond)[47], this walk follows the track south[48] (initially over rocks), keeping the creek on the left. Then the walk continues along the track, moderately steeply downhill[49] for about 80m, and across a mossy creek[50]. The track then continues moderately steeply uphill[51] for about 25m, to find a level section of track. The walk continues moderately steeply downhill along the track, through attractive rainforest[52] for about 200m, to find Dora Creek[53]. This walk then crosses Dora Creek and follows it downstream[54] for about 40m, until coming to a track[55] and timber track marker(on the left)[56]. (Abbotts Falls can be heard downstream from here).

Abbotts Falls Alt = 267 m
Abbotts Falls in the Olney State Forest are located in a secluded valley on Dora Creek. Thick rainforest lines Dora Creek and these falls are a great place to visit on a hot, dry day in summer. The falls can be found along the Abbotts Falls walking track. Please note that the falls are unfenced and care should be taken.

(2.76 km) Dora Creek to Abbotts Falls
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 30 m Time =
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From Dora Creek[57] and the timber track marker[58], this walk follows the track moderately steeply uphill[59], while keeping the creek on your right. This walk follows the track for about 60m, until coming to a small clearing[60], with an unfenced cliff and Abbotts Falls[61] partly visible on the right.

(2.79 km) Abbotts Falls to Abbotts Falls service trail
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 608 m Time = 19 mins
Climb = 76 m Descent = -47 m
Turn left: From Abbotts Falls[62], this walk follows a track moderately steeply uphill[63] (away from Dora Creek), keeping the valley on your right. This walk follows the overgrown track[64] through attractive rainforest for about 500m (passing over fallen trees[65] on the way), until coming to Abbotts Falls management trail[66].

(3.39 km) Abbotts Falls service trail to Int of Abbotts Falls service trail and German Point Road
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 288 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 69 m Descent = -1 m
Turn left: From the end Abbotts Falls management trail[67], this walk follows the trail northward and up the moderately steep trail[68]. This trail is followed for about 300m (with views on the right[69]), until coming to a T-intersection[70] with a management trail (German Point Rd).

(3.68 km) Int of Abbotts Falls service trail and German Point Road to Int of German Point Road and Watagan Forest Road
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 2.67 km Time = 51 mins
Climb = 91 m Descent = -29 m
Turn left: From the intersection[71], this walk follows the management trail gently uphill, keeping the 'German Point Rd/Return To Pines' sign[72] on your right. This walk continues to follow the trail (with occasional level sections[73]) through regrowth forest[74] for about 2.6km (ignoring side trails[75]), until coming to Watagan Forest Rd[76] and a walking track marker[77] (on the left).

(6.35 km) Int of German Point Road and Watagan Forest Road to Int of Abbotts Falls & Casuarina Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 96 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -1 m
Veer left: From the intersection[78], this walk follows the level track[79] south, passing the red metal track marker[80] (which is about 5m from Watagan Forest Rd) on your right. This walk follows the track through regrowth bush[81] for about 90m, until coming to a three-way intersection[82], with a track and red metal track marker[83] (on the right).

(6.44 km) Int of Abbotts Falls & Casuarina Tracks to Int of Abbotts Falls Track & Turpentine Rd
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 269 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the intersection[84], this walk follows the track gently uphill[85] and keeping the red metal track marker on your right. About 180m along the track, the walk comes to Casuarina campsite[86]. The walk continues through Casuarina campsite (about 80m), passing a toilet block[87] (on the right), and comes to a three-way intersection[88] with Turpentine Rd and 'Turpentines Camping Area' sign[89] (on the left).

Casuarina Campsite Alt = 429 m
The Casuarina Campsite is a small and secluded site, set amongst forest oaks and a variety of eucalypts[90]. The Casuarina Camping Area can accommodate caravans and trailers as well as individual campsites. There are fireplaces[91], toilets[92], picnic tables[93] and water (treat water before use - water maybe unavailable).

Old Mill picnic area Alt = 431 m
The Old Mill picnic area is set alongside Watagan Forest Road and is a great place for family sport, with a wide and flat grassed area surrounded by forest. Please note that this site is for day use only, with no camping allowed. The site has picnic tables and fireplaces.

(6.71 km) Int of Abbotts Falls Track & Turpentine Rd to Turpentine Campsite
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 419 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -23 m
Turn left: From the intersection, [94] this walk follows the management trail (Turpentine Rd) gently downhill, while keeping the 'Turpentines Camping Area' sign[95] to your right, and red metal track marker[96] to your left. This walk follows the trail through regrowth forest and campsites[97] (on the left) for about 400m, until coming to Turpentine campsite[98] and a 'Toilet 150m' sign[99].

Turpentine Campsite Alt = 408 m
Turpentine camping area provides many sheltered sites amongst turpentine trees[100]. It is an ideal spot for smaller groups or families[101]. The campsite is spread out along the end of Turpentine Road, providing picnic benches, tables, fireplaces and water (treat water before use - water maybe unavailable). Toilet facilities are located in the nearby Pines Camping or Casuarina Camping Areas. There is good access to a creek[102] for cooling off in the summer.

(7.13 km) Turpentine Campsite to Int of Abbotts Falls trail and Pines camping area
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 206 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -8 m
Veer right: From Turpentine campsite[103] and the 'Toilet 150m' sign[104], this walk follows the toilet sign[105] south, gently downhill towards the creek. This walk crosses the campsite and after about 130m, descends moderately steeply[106] into a creek and footbridge[107]. Then this walk crosses the creek via the footbridge[108] and follows the track moderately steeply uphill[109] for about 60m, to find the Pines campsites[110]. This walk crosses the campsite, tending left and keeping the toilet[111] to the right, until coming to the 'Walking Trail' sign[112] and track[113].

Drive from Int of Abbotts Falls trail and Pines camping area
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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Lake Macquarie Kayaks & Camping Unit 1 61 Alliance Ave, Morisset (02) 4973 2028 14 km
Carneys Sport & Leisure 137 Vincent St , Cessnock (02) 4991 2208 25.3 km
Central Coast Canvas 33 Holloway Drv, Jilliby (02) 4353 9885 20.6 km
Wyong Warehouse & Camping World 59 Howarth St , Wyong (02) 4352 1501 26.1 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 28.8 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Abbotts Falls Walking Track.
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Site Distance and dir from Abbotts Falls Walking Track
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6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 21 km (to the NE)
2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 23 km (to the NE)
1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 35 km (to the ENE)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
35 km (to the ENE)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 37 km (to the SSE)

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
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Olney State Forest Only State Forest is a section of mostly native bushland just South of Watagan State forest and National parks
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I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.


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

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Current Park Closure information for Jilliby State Conservation Area
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Safety alerts: Road access within Jilliby SCA
Roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed, and accessible by 2WD in dry conditions only. 4WD's should be used at all other times. Gates may be temporarily closed on some roads, for roadworks, to prevent damage when wet.

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road
Lemon Tree Forest Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, in Jilliby SCA is closed to vehicles until further notice, due to severe erosion. This closure will remain in place indefinitely. Penalties apply for non-compliance.  For more information, please contact NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.



Watagan State Forest Watagan State Forest is a large section of mostly native bushland west of Lake Macquarie.
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I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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AlanM - Great Walk IP:125.254.76.xxx | 2011-09-07 04:40:46
I really enjoyed this walk. It gave a range of environments and walking conditions. I suggest bringing up the tent and spending the weekend there.

Video of the walk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxFiyidvSUM
AaronS - Maintenance Required IP:163.8.180.xxx | 2014-01-30 00:13:10
Really enjoyable walk, completed 01/2014 but found the track through the middle section heavily overgrown and in several places there is little to no sign of the track at all.
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