Cross sectional view of the Monkey Face Circuit bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Monkey Face Circuit bushwalking trackOverview 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.
||Short steep hills (3/6)
|Quality of track
||Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
||Directional signs along the way (3/6)
||Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
||Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
||Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testingSome more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.Gradient
Around 790m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 520m has short steep hills.
Quality of track
Around 790m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 520m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.
Around 790m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 520m has directional signs at most intersection.
Around 790m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 520m requires some bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 1.3km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
Around 790m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 520m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).
This walk passes Greater Hunter
fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE
rating and No fire ban
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 4 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 ClimateWeather and Climate summary
Watagans National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
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Region: Hunter & Mid North Coast Park fees Camping Facilities Current Park Closure information for Watagans National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM Closed areas: Click Creek fire trail and Slippery Rock Road
Click Creek fire trail is closed due to extensive storm damage. The trail will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed. Slippery Rock Road is closed due to eroded surfaces making conditions unsafe. The road will reopen, subject to conditions, once maintenance work is completed. Penalties apply for non-compliance
For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page
for park safety guidelines.Safety alerts: Access to park during inclement weather
Roads in Watagans National Park are unsealed, and accessible by 2WD in dry conditions only. 4WD's should be used at all other times. Gates and roads may be temporarily closed to prevent damage when wet. Please contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah office on (02) 4972 9000 for more information.