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Burwood trail

Glenrock State Conservation Area

Overview

Burwood trail has a tranquil forest setting filled with spotted gum, ironbark and white mahogany trees. Situated in Glenrock State Conservation Area, near Newcastle, it’s the perfect walk for families, birdwatchers and history buffs.

Where
Glenrock State Conservation Area
Distance
1.5km return
Time suggested
30min - 1hr
Grade
Grade 4
Price
Free
Opening times

Burwood trail is always open, unless it needs to be closed due to poor weather or fire danger.

What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch  

From high on the escarpment, you can look down at historic Burwood Colliery. It was first excavated in the 19th century, around 1861. It’s now well-preserved and part of the State Heritage register. Listen for the call of bellbirds. Look for the male regent bowerbird, with its glossy black and bright yellow plumage. Echidnas can also been seen out foraging at dawn or dusk.

The trail begins on Scout Camp Road above the scout camp. You'll see the track entry opposite the water tank. Walkers can join Yuelarbah walking track at the western end of the track or the Leggy Point loop walking track at the eastern end, which also links to Glenrock Beach. Horse riders can also use this trail, which joins into a network of others in the park.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Operated by

  • Newcastle
  • 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
  • (02) 4946 4100
  • (02) 4946 4150
  • Hunter Wetland Centre, Sandgate Road, Shortland NSW

Park info

  • in Glenrock State Conservation Area in the North Coast region
  • Glenrock State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Newcastle
      (02) 4946 4100
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Hunter Wetland Centre, Sandgate Road, Shortland NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4946 4150
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Burwood trail, Glenrock State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer