TreeTops Newcastle

Blue Gum Hills Regional Park

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Overview

Challenge yourself on a high ropes course in the forest canopy at TreeTops Newcastle. Adults and kids can choose from over 100 elevated obstacles including rope ladders, wobbly bridges and zip lines.

Where
Blue Gum Hills Regional Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Price
To find out about fees, visit the TreeTops website.
Please note
  • Walkers, cyclists and horse riders should stay on recognised tracks and trails as there are areas in the park that are subject to mine subsidence.
  • It’s a good idea to book ahead 
  • There are a range of courses to choose from, including courses for children and adults.
  • Your clothing might get dirty or damaged, so make sure you wear something suitable.
  • Fully enclosed shoes are required (sporting shoes are recommended). Sandals or slip-ons are not appropriate.

Whether you’re a pre-schooler or the company CEO, from the moment you’re strapped into the safety harness you’ll become an adventurer in the canopy, climbing into the tree tops, whizzing down flying foxes and stepping out across rope bridges.

There are adventures for all ages from three years and up, so whether you want a unique birthday party, a work outing or just a brilliant day out, you’ll have an unforgettable time at TreeTops Newcastle.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • in Blue Gum Hills Regional Park in the North Coast region
  • Blue Gum Hills Regional Park is open 7.30am to 8pm during daylight savings (7.30am to 5pm at other times), but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about TreeTops Newcastle.

Getting there and parking

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    TreeTops Newcastle is located inside Blue Gum Hills Regional Park at Minmi.

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    Parking

    Parking is available at TreeTop Adventure Park, about 100m up the hill from the main carpark and picnic areas.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting fopr you in Blue Gum Hills National Park. Here are some highlights.

    Autumn

    A great time for cycling and walking as it cools down after the summer months.

    Spring

    The weather is beautiful and fresh; perfect for a spot of walking or cycling.

    Summer

    The picnic and barbecue areas offer lots of shade so it's a good time to visit to escape the heat.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    20°C and 28°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    10°C and 18°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    December, January

    Driest month

    July

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Adventure sports

    Adventure sports like climbing, caving, canyoning and abseiling offer a thrilling opportunity to explore our unique environments. Before you head out, be aware of the risks and stay safe during adventure sports.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Accessibility

    Disability access level - no wheelchair access

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Learn more

    TreeTops Newcastle is in Blue Gum Hills Regional Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

    Learn about the area's mining history

    Heritage walking track, Blue Gum Hills Regional Park. Photo: John Yurasek

    From the middle of the 19th century right up to the 1980's, much of the area of Blue Gum Hills Regional Park was used for mining, mostly Newcastle's famous black coal. You will see evidence of the park's mining history in its unusual topography, undulations and scars are still a feature of the landscape. There is so much to discover about the park's mining history, start by walking the easy Heritage Track which features an historic 1870's chimney, one of the few in good condition in NSW. This park is a fascinating work-in-progress, undergoing rejuvenation and transformation into the beautiful bushland setting much of the park already enjoys.

    • Heritage walking track Join the Heritage walking track for a glimpse into the park’s mining history. This short walk follows the old rail embankment to a ventilation shaft from the 1870s.
    • Minmi Cemetery walk Take this gentle walk to Minmi Cemetery, a charming historic site that dates back to the coal-mining boom of the mid-1800s.

    Stacks to do

    Tree Top Adventure Park, Blue Gum Hills Regional Park. Photo: Tree Top Adventure Park

    The local community has already discovered just how much there is to do at Blue Gum Hills Regional Park, and everyone’s welcome. You can make the most of the wide open spaces, pretty bushland setting and picnic and barbecue facilities, to spend the day bushwalking, cycling, orienteering, picnicking, horse-riding, playing ball games or simply reconnecting with the bush.

    • TreeTops Newcastle Challenge yourself on a high ropes course in the forest canopy at TreeTops Newcastle. Adults and kids can choose from over 100 elevated obstacles including rope ladders, wobbly bridges and zip lines.
    • Village Green picnic area With picnic table, barbecues, mountain biking trails, an adventure playground and bushland setting, Village Green picnic area is ideal for families and large groups.

    The kids will love it too

    Yellow tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus), Blue Gum Hills Regional Park. Photo: Peter Sherratt

    For the kids there’s a maze, a cool mine-themed playground, easy bush tracks for biking and burning off energy and the flying foxes and rope challenges of the TreeTop Adventure Park. And while they’re getting back to nature, see if they can spot the yellow tailed black cockatoo, with its huge, bulbous bill and bright yellow ear feathers and tail panel, and the masked owl, 50cm long, with a flat, heart-shaped face encircled by a dark border.

    Plants and animals you may see

    Animals

    • Closeup of a laughing kookaburra's head and body. Photo: Rosie Nicolai/OEH

      Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)

      Of the 2 species of kookaburra found in Australia, the laughing kookaburra is the best-known and the largest of the native kingfishers. With its distinctive riotous call, the laughing kookaburra is commonly heard in open woodlands and forests throughout NSW national parks, making these ideal spots for bird watching.

    • Superb fairy wren. Photo: Rosie Nicolai

      Superb fairy wren (Malurus cyaneus)

      The striking blue and black plumage of the adult male superb fairy wren makes for colourful bird watching across south-eastern Australia. The sociable superb fairy wrens, or blue wrens, are Australian birds living in groups consisting of a dominant male, mouse-brown female ‘jenny wrens’ and several tawny-brown juveniles.

    Environments in this park

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