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Hunter Lookout and Great North Walk loop
Time: 2 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
13.6 km N of Cooranbong
Length: 5.6 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 5.6 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Heaton State Forest
Climb: 336 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 336 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 loop track starts from the Hunter Lookout picnic area and follows the Great North Walk around the edge of the ridge via the Macleans Lookout, Rocky Creek gully and the cliffs around the eastern edge of the ridge. This walk provides great views across the valley and much of the Hunter to the north. On the return, the walk takes a leisurely stroll along the dirt roads, passing the pines plantation area and the rocky creek camping area. (open in app)


Hunter Lookout to Glen road loop
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
13.6 km N of Cooranbong
Length: 2.5 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 2.5 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Heaton State Forest
Climb: 138 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 138 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 loop walk starts from the Hunter Lookout picnic area. The walk provides great views across the valley and winds around the edge of the ridge line, passing Macleans lookout, also with great views. The walk continues along a short section of the Great North Walk, through an open forest to the end of Glen road. From here the walk follows the dirt roads back to the Hunter Lookout. (open in app)


Heaton Lookout to Heaton Gap
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
13.6 km NNW of Morisset
Length: 4.3 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 4.3 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Heaton State Forest
Climb: 153 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 153 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: One way
Track: Hard

This section of the Great North Walk start from grand views at Heaton Lookout in Heaton state forest and leads to the picnic area and motel at Heaton Gap. The first section of this walk follows the dirt road to a communication tower before passing another lookout and expansive valley views. Here you start the steep decent along a rocky track and passing a lovely grove of grass trees. From here you follow a grassy trail and powerlines before the narrow track leads down and across the road at Heaton Gap. (open in app)


Watagan Forestry HQ campsite to Heaton Gap
Time: 6 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
12.2 km N of Cooranbong
Length: 12.5 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 12.5 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Heaton State Forest
Climb: 729 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 729 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 There is a bus stop within 2km of the end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This walk starts from the Watagan Forestry HQ campsite and follows the Great North Walk through the Watagan State Forest. The walk then heads out to Heaton lookout and down the long descent into Heaton Gap, passing several more fantastic lookouts and picnic areas on the way. The walk finishes at Heaton Gap on Freemans drive, just opposite the Watagan Forest Motel. (open in app)


Watagan Headquarters to Heaton Lookout
Time: 4 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
16.9 km SSE of Cessnock
Length: 8.1 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 8.1 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Heaton State Forest
Climb: 571 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 571 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: One way
Track: Hard

This scenic walk includes dramatic lookouts and time spent in moist cool forest. The walk initially travels on dirt road past Hunter and MacLean’s Lookout, before descending into the Wallis Creek catchment. Here the walk traverses underneath many cliffs before crossing Wallis Creek and arriving at Heaton Lookout. A recommended walk with car access either end. (open in app)


The Basin Campsite to Heaton Gap
Time: 4 Days Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
19 km W of Cooranbong
Length: 60.5 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 60.5 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Olney State Forest
Climb: 3206 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 3206 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: One way
Track: Hard

This four day walk starts at the Basin Campsite, in the Olney State Forest, and follows the Great North Walk, heading north. The walk passes through to the Watagan State Forest and into the Congewai Valley, continuing east into the Watagan National Park and all the way through to Heaton Gap. The three campsites can be found along the ridgeline before dropping down into the Congewai Valley, at the Barraba campsite, and at the Watagan Forestry H.Q campsite on the corner of Watagan and Bakers Roads in the Watagan National Park. (open in app)


Congewai East Track Head to Watagan Forest Motel via Forestry HQ Campsite
Time: 2 Days Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
9.3 km SSE of Paxton
Length: 29.7 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 29.7 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Watagans National Park
Climb: 1702 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 1702 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: One way
Track: Hard

This section of the Great North Walk starts from the Congewai Valley east track head and heads north up into the Watagan National Park, climbing up to the ridgeline and following the management trails and bush tracks heading east all the way to the Forestry HQ campsite. On day two, the walk continues east, winding all the way around the ridge and past some great lookouts to the Heaton communications tower and down the steep ridgeline to Freemans Drive and the Watagan Forest Motel. (open in app)


 
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