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Leggy Point loop walking track

Glenrock State Conservation Area

Overview

Take in the views of the ocean and coastline all the way to Newcastle from Leggy Point loop walking track, a popular walk for the whole family in Glenrock State Conservation Area.

Where
Glenrock State Conservation Area
Distance
2km loop
Time suggested
45min - 1hr
Grade
Grade 2
Price
Free
Opening times

Leggy Point loop walking track is always open but may have to close at times 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 go birdwatching or whale watching.

Leggy Point loop walking track weaves through open coastal forest with some jaw-dropping coastal views in Glenrock State Conservation Area. The walking track is ideal for active nature lovers with wildflower displays and opportunities for birdwatching, swimming and surfing.

Emerging at Elvis Rock, gaze along the coastline to Newcastle to the north. Be sure to look for whales during their annual migration. You can head to Glenrock Beach for a swim or surf after passing Awabakal Aboriginal midden, at the mouth of Glenrock Lagoon.

The forest offers a mix of banksia, acacia, spotted gum, iron bark and white mahogany trees. During spring, look for pretty yellow donkey orchids, named for their two large top petals. Large skinks, known as land mullets, are also common in this area of the park.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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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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Leggy Point loop walking track, Glenrock State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer