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Circuit walking track

Watagans National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Circuit walking track.

Track grading

Grade 4

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    30min - 1hr

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    0.6km loop

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Circuit walking track is in the Boarding House Dam area of Watagans National Park. To get there:

  • Take the Cessnock (Freemans Waterhole) exit off the F3
  • Turn right onto Freemans Drive, Cooranbong, then turn right into Mount Faulk Road.
  • Turn left into Watagans Forest Drive
  • Turn right into Boarding House Dam Road
  • The circuit walking track starts at the Boarding House Dam picnic area

Parking

Parking is available at the Boarding House Dam picnic area.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Watagans National Park.

Spring

Camp at Gap Creek or Bangalow campground and enjoy a campfire as the sun sets.

Summer

Cooling off at Boarding House Dam is especially popular during summer months Enjoy the moist and cool Circuit walking track .

Winter

Late winter sees the bloom of Illawara flame trees which can be seen across the valley from Gap Creek lookout Check out the views from the various lookouts, while the air is crisp and clean .

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

16°C and 30°C

Highest recorded

44°C

Winter temperature

Average

5°C and 16°C

Lowest recorded

-6.7°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

December

Driest month

July

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

91.4mm

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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).

Prohibited

Pets

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

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Circuit walking track

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Park info

  • in Watagans National Park in the North Coast region
  • Watagans National Park is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather, roads closures or high fire danger.

Treefall, Watagans National Park