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Yuelarbah walking track

Glenrock State Conservation Area

Overview

Yuelarbah walking track is a great day walk within Glenrock State Conservation Area, near Newcastle. It features a lookout with scenic views, waterfalls and places to picnic.

Where
Glenrock State Conservation Area
Accessibility
Medium
Distance
6.8km return
Time suggested
2 - 3hrs
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
What to
bring
Sunscreen, hat, drinking water
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.

Part of the Great North walk that stretches 250km from Newcastle to Sydney, the Yuelarbah walking track is one of the highlights of Glenrock State Conservation Area.

Commencing at the wheelchair accessible raised boardwalk, the scenic track leads you along Flaggy Creek, through wet gullies and coastal rainforest, and if that's not enough, you'll pass two waterfalls before finishing at Glenrock Beach.

About halfway along you’ll find Leichhardt’s lookout which offers excellent views over Glenrock Lagoon. It’s a great option for a day walk, and be sure you take a picnic lunch with you; there are a few great spots to stop for a break along the walk, including the picnic area at Flaggy Creek and the beach or headlands of Glenrock Beach.

Take a virtual tour of Yuelarbah walking track trail captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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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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Person looking off the bridge.