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Circuit Flat walking track

Yengo National Park

Overview

Circuit Flat walking track in Yengo National Park is a delightful 5.5km stroll from Mogo campground to Circuit Flat Bridge – the fourth-oldest bridge in Australia, built by convicts in 1831.

Where
Yengo National Park
Distance
5.5km loop
Time suggested
1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 5
Price
Free
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to do some birdwatching.

Starting from Mogo campground, Circuit Flat walking track undulates steadily through coastal heath and dry sclerophyll forest, with the distinctive turquoise parrots foraging in the trees overhead. 

Even though there's no directional signage and the walk is Grade 5, you'll have no trouble exploring this track. Turning left at Old Great North Road, the scribbly gums part and you'll arrive at Circuit Flat Bridge, the fourth-oldest bridge in Australia, built in 1831 by convict gangs under the direction of overseer William Barratt. It once linked Sydney to farmlands in Hunter Valley. Though the area fell into disuse, a large amount of the impressive bridge remains, as a reminder of earlier times.

To return to the campground, either retrace your steps or continue north along Old Great North Road to Mogo Creek Road and turn left there. For truly adventurous hikers, Old Great North Road extends 42km between Wisemans Ferry and Mount Manning.

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.

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

Park info

  • in Yengo National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and North Coast regions
  • Yengo National Park is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    The Big Yango precinct of the park is within locked gates and requires a permit to enter.

    • Central Coast
      (02) 4320 4200
      Contact hours: Monday to Friday, hours vary.
    • Suites 36-38, 207 Albany Street North, Gosford NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4320 4299
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    • Bulga
      (02) 6574 5555
      Contact hours: 9.30am-4pm Tuesday to Thursday
    • 2156 Putty Road, Bulga NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6574 5274
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Circuit Flat walking track, Yengo National Park. Photo: John Spencer