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Deadmans mountain bike loop

Werakata National Park

Overview

Deadmans mountain bike loop is an easy 8km cycle through rare Hunter Valley bushland. The trail starts near Astills picnic area and is a good choice for a family day trip.

Where
Werakata National Park
Distance
8km loop
Time suggested
1hr
Grade
Easy
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note

There is limited mobile reception in this park.

Don’t be put off by its name, because Deadmans mountain bike loop offers a fun and active day for the whole family. Set out from Astills picnic area on this easy, flat ride, flanked by ironbark, spotted gum and flowering shrubs.

Whether you travel on mountain bike, foot or horseback, be sure to stop and examine the bush around you. You’re likely to see some rare birds nesting and feeding, like speckled warblers, black-chinned honeyeaters and grey-crowned babblers. Cockatoos, magpies and kookaburras can also be seen along the track.

In spring and autumn, flowers like purple happy wanderer, yellow hairpin banksia, red mountain devil, and the lovely purple thyme honey myrtle splash colour atop the lush greenery.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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

Park info

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Astills Trail, Werakata National Park. Photo: Susan Davis/NSW Government